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Volume 6, Issue 4, April 2012


Colors of spring

Colores de la Primavera "Lubbock News from a Latino Perspective"

Anniversary Manuel y Isabel Chavez 51st as of April 27, 1961

50th Golden Anniversary Joe & Grace Gomez, 50th as of April 15,1962

Anniversary Ruben & Esmerelda Flores, 38 years as of April 6th

On the Cover

"Colors of Spring”

Photo By Christy Martinez-Garcia On this month's cover are four Texas Tech students who participated in the Holi Festival of Color last month. It is a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus. Holi is also known as Festival of Colours. It is primarily observed in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, and other countries. The local celebration draws students of all backgrounds, and has become a way to encourage diversity, and awareness of other cultures. More so, it is a way for students to celebrate their youth, broaden their minds, and enjoy the beautiful first days of spring. Speaking of colors this month's cover is in green in honor of Earth Day, and Arbor Day. It is a reminder to please consider recycling, and encourage are children to become proactive about saving our earth. After all, they will be the ones to inherit it. Spring reminds me of my elders, one saying to me, "La primavera es conocida como la estación del amor. Se trata de la transición entre el invierno y el verano, la época del año que nos trae las flores y los colores. Por eso la primavera aparece siempre como un sinónimo de vida y del renacer."

Anniversary Marciano & Martha Morales, 34th as of April 17, 1978

Anniversary Luciano and Mary Ellen Perez 28th as of Feb. 4, 1984

Anniversary Lonnie and JoAnn Lozano 23rd as of April 12, 1989

Vickie G. Ramirez will marry Chris L. Perez on June 9, 2012.

Anniversary Butch and Dale Garcia 21st as of April 27, 1991

Anniversary Ernest & Minga Moreno 11th as of April 15, 2001

Anniversary Peter & Melissa Gonzales, 10 years as of April 6th

Just Married Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Rodriguez married Feb. 18, 2012 at Our


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Qu o t e


“We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own." Cesar E. Chavez

Great American hero & Civil Rights Leader

Dic h o

"No es más rico el que más tiene, sino el que menos necesita." "He is not richer who the most has, but who the least needs." Meaning that someone who is satisfied with a small amount is richer than someone who is always craving more.

Word from the Publisher

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Editorial by Cindy Casares

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Opportunity Page

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Tips by Jaime Garcia

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Youth Page

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Birthday ads (fee), anniversaries, and announcements? Submit by 21st. Dia de los Niños Email to Pico the Gallo Kid’s Page NO CELLPHONE or PAPER PRINTED PHOTOS or call us at (806) 792-1212 to inquire about placement. Pete's Barrio Memoir

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April Santos Salinas Gabriela Beltran Daniel Valdarez Frank P Flores (KC OLG) Jose Torrez

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Benita Beltran Joseph Vasquez Victoria (Tori) Ybanez Eddie "The Dog" Moreno Victoria "Tori " Ybanez Eric Montez Josie Andrade Salinas Dolores Garcia Lisa McGee Eddie Garcia Elizabeth Salinas Grace Vega Rudy Rivera (OLG) Cindy Ybanez Irene Gonzales Dcn. Isidoro Saldaña Ramon Vega Sr. Charlie McGee Ramon Vega Aubrey Lee Barrera Nevaeh Castilleja Melissa A Urrutia Emilio Garcia Misty Forbes Fide Vega Armando Gaytan Bama Ortiz Daniel Hernandez Raymundo Singleterry Micheal Hernandez Michael Ortega Angelica Danielle Flores Consuelo S. Ramirez Sam S. Ramirez Ida S. Garcia Matthew Noah Martinez Jason “J” Villa Gloria Barrera Michael Rangel Rosa Barrera

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H a p p y 9 4 t h Birt h d a y ! Benita G. Barrera Born April 16, 1918 in Asherton, Texas to Jose & Benigna Garcia. She married Pedro D. Barrera in 1945 and was married for 63 years before his death in 2008. Benita has 11 children, 24 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and 8 great, great grandchildren. Feliz Cumpleanos y Dios La Bendiga! We wish you the very best birthday ever and Thank God for the many years he has given us with you. La Familia Barrera. Copyright 2012 by Latino Lubbock Magazine. All Rights reserved.

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Word From the Publisher


aster is a time for spiritual renewal, and Spring brings the promise of refreshment. Spring also happens to be one of my favorite seasons and the time when I reflect on people whom I loved and whom have passed. One of those individuals was my grandfather Don Juan Martinez. He lived next door to me. And during this season he begin to work in his yard - planting flowers, removing the debris, and scalping the yard to allow for new grass to come in. I remember the spring flowers, especially the Crocus, which was rare to see in other yards, and that also confirmed to me that Spring was here. His yard was one of the most attractive on the block - he had patience, vision, and commitment to hard work thus resulting in that. He would sit on the grass and begin to remove unwelcome dandelions one by one. I would often sit there with him and help. As I worked alongside him, we would talk. He would share dichos, old stories, and, give unsolicited advice. And through the discussions he would reference to God and credit Him for all good, and also explain that even the obstacles in life were part of learning. He especially reaffirm why I had to always be fair, just, and true to my convictions. I didn't always understand, I was young and naive, however today, those lessons make perfect sense - Become What You Were Created to Be. On that note, I still recall the birth of my daughter, and the first time I saw her little face. It was truly one of the best and most memorable days of my life. From the moment that I saw my little baby girl Amaris, I knew that my life would revolve around her. As a young mother, I often received advice from many family members and friends, even strangers about how to raise my little girl. Latina women would especially give me consejos, and share their experiences about how to manage, and prevent, sickness; manners, and teaching them early right and wrong, even discipline; foods to feed them, and at what age; even how to raise them religiously. Most of the time I would ask for help, but often I would even receive unsolicited hints, which was okay because they had experience. Often many parents would say, "enjoy every moment, because they grow up fast". And in my mind, I would think 'she's just a baby, I have plenty of time'. But they were right... she grew up fast. Fortunately for me, I valued every moment and experience of Amaris' life - from her first step, her first tooth, taking her to her doctor's appointments, her first words, her first day of school, and any other memorable experiences. My involvement in her life has been important to her, and to me. I was involved in PTA, which she took so much pride in because she would see me invested in her surroundings. I was a Girl Scout leader, a class parent, the unofficial taxi for her and her friends. Yes, it was time consuming, and often I would have to work a little harder to follow through with requests, but I knew it was worth it. And as she got older, my parenting skills and my level of guidance and restrictions also changed. One day she and I were among some of her peers and their moms, when one of the moms shared that she and her daughter were best friends. Then she asked us if we were best friends... I responded 'I'm her mother and that is more important.' And that statement I'll never regret. As we celebrate the month of children, I urge you to celebrate your children, and strive to be the best parent you can. If you haven;t registered to vote, I urge you to do so. We have very important elections coming and it is going to take all of our votes to make an impact. Again, in 2012, may God place favor over you and your family. Thank you for believing in and supporting us. And thank you to our advertisers. Please invest in their businesses and services, as they commit to investing in ours. Como siempre, Latino Lubbock is committed to highlighting the numerous contributions of our Latino community. Thank you to those who support our publication. We are grateful to have 100,000 readers monthly. Please continue to support our advertisers who help make it possible to keep our publication free. Thank you for your support and May God bless you! ¡Gracias por su apoyo! Que dios los bendiga. PEACE and random acts of kindness. Que las bendiciones de dios estén contigo en mayo y siempre! Have a Happy Easter! Sinceramente, Christy Martinez-Garcia Publisher & Latino Market Specialist “Latino Lubbock, the Emerging Voice of Lubbock”

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The following events have been submitted by groups, some are tentative and subject to change. Latino Lubbock will make updates monthly. For changes and additions, email .

April 2012 4/14 KOC #11807 Good Friday Fish Fry 4/7 Joel's 7th Annual Easter Egg Hunt 4/14 KOC #11807 OLG Golf Tournament 4/21 Hispanic Student Society Banquet 4/27 Sigma Lambda Beta Banquet 4/28 Hispanic Law Student Association Banquet TBA UMI Scholarship Gala 4/30 El día de los niños, El día de los libros Event

Sgt. Stephen N. Sanchez Earns Medal For Heroic Action

gt. Stephen N. Sanchez, Marine S Corps Recruiter for the Lubbock area, was awarded the Navy and Ma-

rine Corps Medal, March 21, at Coronado High School in Lubbock, Texas. Sanchez earned the medal for heroic actions in March 2011, after he provided aide during a multiple-vehicle accident in Lubbock. At a red light, a semi-truck rear-ended another, slamming it into a smaller vehicle. Sanchez was on his way back from a high school visit when he saw the area cordoned off by a deputy. Sanchez did whatever he could to assist the deputy on scene, from keeping the injured victim calm, to standing in a puddle of diesel fuel to disconnect the truck’s battery and calling 911 for a medical airlift. He stayed with the victim and deputy for 45 minutes until further help arrived. The driver, who Sanchez knew only as 'Juan' was transported to the hospital via AeroCare, but the outcome wasn't what anyone was hoping for. "Due to the extensive injuries inside his body, he passed away," Sanchez said.

During the awards ceremony, Sanchez was honored for his efforts in helping the man he didn't even know. The Navy and Marine Corps Medal is the highest award a Marine or Sailor can receive for non-combat. Sanchez says he is honored by the recognition, but wishes it had come at a lesser cost. "I'm honored to be receiving it, but it's bittersweet. Any one of my fellow recruiters would have done the same thing, had they been there the same day. So, I get singled out for something I think that we do as Marines on a day to day basis," Sanchez said. Sanchez proudly beamed as family, friends, students, and recruits looked on. Sanchez has been a Marine recruiter in Lubbock for three years. He joined the Marine Corps. Almost 10 years ago when he was in his mid 20s. He says he was looking for new opportunities. The medal was awarded by Col. Samuel T. Studdard, Commanding Officer, 8th Marine Corps Recruiting District.

Young Adult Summit, April 28th he Texas Tech LUT LAC will be hosting "The West Texas

Young Adult Summit" Saturday, April 28th, 2012 at the Texas Tech Jones Stadium. The Summit will be full of eventful workshops and a special Key-

note Speaker bringing attention to current issues about Diversity, Immigration Reform, the Dream Act, and many other topics. This event is open to students, faculty/staff, business leaders/owners, and the general public. For more information, please email us at ttu.

May 2012 5/4 TTU Mariachi Matadores and Ballet Folklorico 5/5 KXTQ 22nd Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration 5/5 Knights of Columbus #8097 30th Anniversary TBA LEARN Lets Go Advance Banquet 5/11 May 11, 1970 Tornado 42nd Anniversary 5/17 Raiders Rojos Hispanic Convocation 5/19 Hispanic Law Student Grad Reception 5/19 LULAC Robert Lugo Golf Tournament TBA Celebracion de Exito - Caprock Foundation 5/28 Catholic Veteran’s & KOC Memorial Day 5/30 Montelongo Pool Party June 2012 6/11 Raiders Rojos Golf Tournament 6/12 HAW Installation of Officers 6/24 St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Jamaica 6/22-24 Kappa Delta Chi 21st National Leadership Conference July 2012 7/8 Solitos Car Club 2nd Car Show 7/14 2nd Annual FORE Women Golf Event held by Latino Lubbock Magazine 7/16 Caprock Foundation Golf Tournament 7/21 KOC #8097 Scholarship Reception TBA Omega Delta Phi National Conference 7/28,29 Our Lady of Guadalupe Jamaica August 2012 8/14 HAW Membership Drive 8/18 4th Annual Vamos A Pescar/Let’s Go Fishing brought to you by Los Hermanos TBA Arnett Benson Clinic Back to School Fun Fest TBA LULAC Council #263 Scholarship Reception TBA Arnett Benson National Night Out September 2012 TBA Hispanic Law Student Meet & Greet 9/15 to 10/15 - Hispanic Heritage Month TBA - Gala Latina 2012 9/13,14,15 Fiestas del Llano 9/13 Miss Hispanic Lubbock Pageant 9/15 Fiestas del Llano Parade 9/15 "El Grito" 2012 at Texas Tech TBA Magic 93.7 Fiestas Patrias 9/19 Dr. Hector P. Garcia Day American G.I. Forum TBA KOC # 11807 Awards Banquet October 2012 10/6 "On The Green, For The Pink" Golf Tournament held by Latino Lubbock Magazine 10/8 Columbus Day: Día de la Raza TBA Raiders Rojos Homecoming Almuerzo 10/25 29th HAW Hispana Scholarship Banquet 10/27 LULAC #236 Halloween Party 10/27 KOC #8097 Halloween Dance November 2012 11/2 UMI - "La Cena y Viva Calaca" TBA Dia de Los Muertos Museum of Texas Tech TBA Dia de los Muertos Procession – Art trail 11/6 Election Day 11/9 Latino Lubbock Magazine Veteran Reception 11/11 Veteran’s Mass at St. Joseph’s Church 11/11 Catholic Veteran’s & KOC Veteran’s Day 11/16 KOC Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors December 2012 TBA LULAC’s 21st Annual Senior Christmas Dinner 12/9 Dia de la Virgen Procession TBA Pancho Clos visit at Maggie Trejo with American G I Forum TBA- De Colores Christmas Party TBA Solos Car Club Banquet 12/31 KOC #8097New Year's Eve Dance

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Opinion/opinión Community Update FEMA’S COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAMS (CERT) TRAIN –THE – TRAINER COURSE The Homeland Security Unit at the South Plains Association of Governments has scheduled a CERT Train–the-Trainer course on April 18, 19 and 20, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The course is free. To register call Rosalyn Martinez or call South Plains Association of Governments 806-762-8721. AUTHOR OF NY TIMES BESTSELLER “EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON” TO SPEAK IN LUBBOCK The presentation is free and open to the public. Nations Collide – Quanah Parker on the Texas Frontier, an evening with S. C. Gwynne, takes place at 7:30 p.m. April 13 at St. John’s United Methodist Church at 1501 University Ave. For more information, contact the St. John’s United Methodist Church office at (806) 762-0123. TECH THETA "CASA SUPERHERO 5K" will take place on Saturday, April 21,2012 at Mackenzie Park! Join us at 8 am for registration, 9 am for the Kids K, and 9:30 am for the 5k walk/run. Family friendly kids activities will take place from 8 am - 9 am prior to start of both races. Runners, walkers, teams, kids and pets on leashes welcome. Early Registration: $25, Race Day: $30, Kids K: $15! Register on-line at: CASA Superhero 5k Registration at 3RD ANNUAL FLY AND FLING on Saturday April 21, 2012 from 10am-4pm. The event includes: free kite making for kids, open kite & stunt kite fly areas, stunt kite performances, colorful kites & tie dye shirts available for purchase, Frisbee obstacle course. Admission is FREE—all ages! (Milwaukee Avenue &Sharp Freeway) MEALS ON WHEEL ANNUAL GARAGE SALE hosted by Metropolitan Rotary and Delta Theta Chi. will be held April 27th 7a.m.-6p.m. & 28th 7a.m.-2p.m. at the former Cardinal’s Sports Center at 3611-50th Street. For more information, call Lisa at 7927971. 6TH ANNUAL LLANO ESTACADO SILVER STAR BOARD CASINO NIGHT Benefiting Adult Protective Services Friday, April 27, 2012, 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Lazy S Rock Ranch, on18th Street and Milwaukee. Door Prizes, Silent Auction and Heavy Hors d'oeuvres included. Individual tickets $35, Couples $60. For more information, please call Wendi Edwards 806-6985514 or Irma Sandoval 806-698-5562.

Five Hundred Years In The Making:

The Tejano Monument on the Grounds of the Texas Capitol Capitol, he realized that, Twelve pieces by Laredo sculptor n March 29th, a dedication lot. If I had a dollar for of the 18 monuments on Armando Hinojosa will tell the O was finally held on the Texas every person in New the grounds, not one por- Tejano story from the 1500s to the Capitol site where a 525-square- York City who’s asked foot statuary honoring the legacy of Tejanos, or Texans of Mexican and Spanish descent, was placed. Though the monument is the result of a grassroots effort that began in 2001, the official recognition of Tejanos in this state has taken much longer. “Nearly 500 years after the mapping of the Texas coast by Alonzo Alvarez de Pineda in 1519, and 175 years after Tejanos José Francisco Ruiz, José Antonio Navarro and Lorenzo de Zavala signed the Texas Declaration of Independence in 1836, the Tejano culture and its contributions to Texas’ evolution are being officially recognized by the state,” Renato Ramirez, said vice president of the Tejano Monument Board. For the monument to become a reality at this point in history seems almost fated. It’s 2012, an election year, and the first one since the 2010 census let the world know that the future of Texas officially lies with Latinos. Now the world will know that Texas’ past lies with Latinos, too. Most historians agree that the story of Texas taught in schools, beginning in the 1830s and portraying Anglo-Americans as the state’s first settlers, leaves out a

trayed Tejanos in a posime where in Mexico tive light. my family hails from, Barrera returned to I’d be one rich Tejana. McAllen and enlisted a In Virginia, my fellow group of educators and graduate students had businesspeople to camno idea most cowboy paign for a monument. words are Spanish. The group, now a nonThey thought white profit called Tejano Texans had invented Monument Inc., had to the industry. “In 1830,” Ramirez CINDY CASARES push three bills through the Texas Legislature to said during a recent appearance on a San Antonio radio get the monument on the south show, “the Davy Crocketts and lawn—the front yard—of the Jim Bowies and those guys … Capitol grounds. “The first comthey came in illegally and, seven ment was that the contribution of days after they came in illegally, Hispanics does not merit being on they earned the right to be called the south lawn,” Ramirez recalls. Texans. I have not earned that So, in 2001, while lawmakers right after 500 years of my fam- agreed there should be a Tejano ily being here. I’m still a Mexican. monument, its location had yet to I want to make it clear that I’m a be determined. Six years later, in 2007, the state agreed to contribTejano.” In reality, 1,000 Tejanos died ute $1 million to the project’s estifighting for independence from mated $1.8 million cost. The other Mexico at the Battle of Medina in $800,000 was raised through pri1813. Twenty-five years later, 188 vate donations. Anglo-Americans died at the Ala- Then, in 2009, the 81st Legismo. Though the Alamo is perhaps lature passed House Bill 4114 by the state’s most cherished histori- Trey Martinez-Fischer, D-San cal treasure, to this day we don’t Antonio, authorizing placement of know the exact location of the the Tejano Monument on the HisBattle of Medina. In 2001, when toric South Grounds—the coveted a McAllen physician named Cay- front lawn. Gov. Rick Perry later etano Barrera visited the Texas signed the bill.

CINDY CASARES is a columnist. She is also the founding Editor of Guanabee Media, an English-language, pop culture blog network about Latinos established in 2007.

Carta Abierta ¿Que Piensas?

NOT FORGOTTEN Many Hispanics proudly served our country and never received their medals and proper honor. I read the Forgotten Hero letter about Jose Angel Dicideiro Galindo, Jr. who passed away April 17th. 2011. It is because heroes like this great man that we live in the great country. I hope that our community understands the sacrifices made by these men and women, and, that they remember that freedom is not free. How can we help this family to place a gravestone on the unmarked grave? Are there any programs to fulfill such requests?

We know our readers have a lot to say! Mail letters to Latino Lubbock “Letters to the Editor,” Box 6473 Lubbock, TX 79493, or email them to Don’t forget to include your name, adand contact phone number. 3RD ANNUAL SEEDS OF HOPE dress, letters must be signed. Please FUNDRAISER for The Bridge of Lubbock Mailed that unsigned letters will not be is scheduled for April 19, 2012 at the Legacy note Letters are limited to 100 Event Center, a YWCA of Lubbock facility. published. Writers are limited to one letter Committed to help, Seeds of Hope is a fundraising dinner. For words. month. Submissions may be edited Robert R. sponsorship, or to reserve a table, please per clarity or space consideration. Letcontact Jordan Parnell at 806-687-0772 or by for ters are not acknowledged. Opinions A GREAT SERVICE email at expressed in letters do not necessarily Thanks for keeping us informed, you are the AMERICAN RED CROSS NEEDS represent the views of Latino Lubbock. only Hispanic print doing that, what a great service. Latino Lubbock is very special to VOLUNTEERS are you interested in GREAT HONOR changing a life? Everyday American Red Thank you so much for the great opportunity us, we look forward to the new edition every Cross volunteers change people’s lives by to be in your magazine. It was a GREAT month. Keep up the Great Job that YOU are providing relief to victims of disaster. Call 806- HONOR as a Top 20 Hispanic of 2011! doing!! 765-8534 or visit to learn about Thank you for all that you do! Joe D ways to volunteer in the south plains area. The life you change could be your own. Mary Mojica BLESSINGS ON CESAR CHAVEZ CELEBRATION GRATEFUL TO CFS DUNBAR-STRUGGS CLASS OF Want to wish you and all celebrating, a 1982 30 YEAR CLASS REUNION To the people of the Lubbock Catholic wonderful celebration and march honoring Come and celebrate the largest class to ever Family Services, I want to thank you all for Cesar Chavez!! Thanks Christy Martinezgraduate from Dunbar High School…The helping me get my dentures. Mine broke Garcia for all that you do for the area and Mighty Class of 82. Plans are underway for and I couldn’t get any, but like angels, you Lubbock community. Blessings to you and this historic event and we are looking for you helped me out. Thank you to the one lady yours. if you graduated in this class. For more infor- who helped me (I didn’t get her name), but mation call Roland 806-543-2354, or Steve also thank you to dentist Shelby and her Tu amiga siempre, 806-392-4162. Find us on Facebook: Dunbar- assistant Christine Sarjent, who were both Olivia Reyes (Solis) Vaughn so wonderful in assisting me. I didn’t know Struggs Class of 1982. Lubbock had nice people, but thank you 2-1-1 NON-EMERGENCY QUES- again and God Bless you all! TIONS 2-1-1 is a free help line answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, which will link you Rosa Navarette to health and community services.

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1800s. That depth of history and context is more important now than ever, given that MexicanAmerican history is elsewhere being literally removed from the classroom. The same week that ground was broken on Texas’ Tejano Monument, Arizona’s state superintendent of education, utilizing power granted him by a controversial new state law, ordered public schools in Tucson to stop offering Mexican-American Studies classes. In contrast, at the Tejano Monument groundbreaking in Austin, the Walmart Foundation announced its $100,000 donation toward a one-year curriculumdevelopment project to improve the understanding of Tejano history in elementary schools. The curriculum is being developed by University of Texas professors and will start in Austin schools, with the hope that it will be replicated statewide. For Latinos in Texas, there’s a lot to be hopeful for this year.

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EXCELLENT Excellent magazine, as usual you and your staff have out done yourselves. Mil Gracias, E. Omega Cantu M.Ed. PEACE CORPS INFO Thank you for printing my information on the Peace Corps. I did, however, fail to mention that anyone interested in finding out more information may call the Peace Corps regional office in Dallas at (214)253-5419. Christy, keep up the good work with Latino Lubbock. Tavita Hernández Dorow THANK YOU CHCL In Latino Lubbock there are so many resources, and recently I put one to use. For several months I was experiencing a severe toothache, but because I don't have insurance I couldn't go to the dentist. One day when I picked up Latino Lubbock, I came across the CHCL dental ad. I was apprehensive about calling because I am on a very limited salary, but I couldn't take the pain anymore. Thank God, they happen to have an opening. Needless to say, they are so professional, compassionate, and affordable. THANK YOU CHCL! JoAnn Martinez REGISTER TO VOTE - VOTE Folks please register to vote, and the go vote!!!!! Otherwise don't complain. Vote, vote, vote, vote, vote, vote, vote, vote, vote, vote, VOTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Joe Hernandez

EXCELLENT Congrats on bringing together so many groups for the 13th Annual Cesar Chavez event. You possess the spirit of Cesar Chavez. Rickey

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NCLR Launches National Mobilize to Vote Campaign

CLR (National Council of La Raza) N launched its Mobilize to Vote (M2V) campaign, one of the country’s largest

Mario Ybarra’s Accomplishments on the LISD Board of Trustees: ► The Lubbock ISD Board of Trustees was named the 2011 Outstanding School Board in Texas by the Texas Association of School Administrators. ► Spanish language classes added to the instructional program at McWhorter and Wolffarth Elementary Schools. ► The 2010 bond provided an investment of $37.7 million to District 1 schools.

► Lubbock High School bond improvements include interior renovations, remodeling of the auditorium and construction of a new 30,000 square foot cafeteria. The design of the new building will be consistent with the architectural style of Lubbock High. ► Strong advocate for equity across the district and the development of standards for all schools.

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Hispanic-focused civic engagement efforts working to register and mobilize 180,000 Latinos to vote on Election Day this coming November. “Latino voters have left their mark in previous elections and will be a critical factor in 2012,” said Janet Murguía, NCLR President and CEO. “There is a lot at stake for Hispanics in terms of the issues our community cares most about: the economy, immigration, education, and health care. Through our work to expand this electorate, we hope to see both parties meaningfully reach out to Latino voters and work to advance real solutions to the nation’s most pressing challenges.” “As the largest minority group and fastestgrowing population, Latinos will help determine the outcome of local, state, and national races. Given increasingly tight election margins, this influence will be felt not only in places with significant Latino populations, but also in states not traditionally associated with this community. In 2008, for example, the number of Latinos who voted was larger than the margins of victory in North Carolina and Indiana,” noted Clarissa Martínez De Castro, NCLR Director of Civic Engagement. NCLR’s Mobilize to Vote campaign includes plans for field canvassing operations in Florida, Nevada, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey; a service provider

program working with NCLR Affiliates to register eligible Latinos in additional states, including California, Texas, and North Carolina; and a digital program offering online registration and voter education tools to Latinos nationwide. Registration efforts will primarily focus on doorto-door canvassing and JANET MURGIA community-based events. Mobilize to Vote will engage the Hispanic community at all stages of the electoral process, from registration, to voter education and protection, to mobilization to the polls. The campaign is part of a comprehensive effort that goes beyond the 2012 election, and promotes a continuum of civic engagement, helping eligible immigrants become citizens, citizens become voters, and the community overall engage in policy debates. “While our population numbers have grown tremendously, it is critical that we continue to turn that population growth into real political influence,” added Murguía. “Latinos are an asset to shaping a national agenda that benefits all Americans. The only way to do that is to have our community informed and engaged in critical issues and debates, and registered and voting on Election Day.”

Tejano Democrats to host -two political forums, city and county he local Chapter of Lubbock Tejano District 5: Sara Duncan, Dan Pope; For AtT Democrats will host two political fo- Large Seat: Ruby Tanner, Melissa Collier. rums. The second of the forums will be held on The first of the forums will be held on Monday, April 9, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Cavazos Middle School, 210 N. University, Lubbock, Texas. The invitees of this particular political forum will be: City of Lubbock - For Mayor: Glen Robertson, Tom Martin; For District 4: Dwight Fullingim, Jim Gerlt, Paul Beane; For District 6: LaTrelle Joy, Randy Sanders; LISD – For District 1: Oralia "Lala" Chavez, Gwen Reyna, and Mario Ybarra; For District 3: Eddie Kirkpatrick, Mark Blankenship; For

Monday, April 23, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Cavazos Middle School, 210 N. University, Lubbock. The invitees of this particular political forum will be: Lubbock County - For Commissioner, Precinct 3: Gilbert Flores, Lorenzo “Bubba” Sedeno, Richard Calvillo; For Constable, Precinct 3: Marina Garcia, and Richard Mendez. The panel posing the questions to the candidates will be comprised of representatives of the Hispanic media of Lubbock.

Frullo Hears Testimony in First Joint Human Trafficking Committee Hearing

he Joint Interim Committee to Study T Human Trafficking had its first hearing Monday in Austin to discuss the implementa-

tion of legislation related to human trafficking and comprehensive strategies needed to eradicate the exploitation and selling of human beings in the state of Texas. The committee was created during the 82nd legislative session to study ways the Legislature can work with law enforcement and human rights groups across the state to combat the selling of human beings. They heard testimony from members of several state agencies today regarding the procedures and services available to victims of human trafficking and the effectiveness of penalties currently assessed for the conviction of a human trafficking-related crime. "Having a dialogue with those on the front lines of combating human trafficking is an

important step in defeating this horrendous crime," said State Representative John Frullo (R-Lubbock). "Today we heard which policies are having a positive impact and what we can do better." Members of the Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force presented ideas regarding best practices for public/private partnerships to provide services to and the long-range need for safe houses and shelters for victims of human trafficking. "This is a dark and ugly crime," Frullo said, "and at the end of the day, we must send a message to those engaged in exploitation that we will not stand for this in Texas." The committee will continue to meet throughout the interim before presenting the findings of its study to the 83rd Legislature in January 2013.

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Justice Dept Opposes Texas Voter Id Law

he Justice Department's civil T rights division has objected to the new photo ID requirement for

voters in Texas, saying many Hispanic voters lack state-issued identification. The department says the state has failed to show that the newly enacted law has neither a discriminatory purpose nor effect. In a letter to Texas officials, the Justice Department says Hispanic voters in Texas are as much as 120% more likely than non-Hispanic voters to lack a driver's license or personal state-issued photo ID. Gov. Rick Perry responded to the decision, saying: "Texas has a responsibility to ensure elections are fair, beyond reproach and accurately reflect the will of voters. The DOJ has no valid reason for rejecting this important law, which requires nothing more extensive than the type of photo identification necessary to receive a library card or board an airplane. Their denial is yet another example of the Obama Administration's continuing and pervasive federal overreach." - The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund

Election Update

issued the following statement on the Department of Justice’s ruling on the state of Texas’ application for preclearance of its voter identification law: "We applaud the Department of Justice for halting the implementation of a discriminatory voter identification law that would institute burdensome requirements on Latino voters and create significant obstacles for their political participation in Texas’ electoral process. “The thorough review conducted by the Department of Justice demonstrated that Latino voters would be disproportionately affected by the proposed voter identification law. According to data supplied from the state of Texas, registered Latino voters are at least 46.5%, and potentially 120%, more likely than their non-Latino counterparts to lack the required identification to vote. We know that these types of restrictive voter identification laws also discriminate against other under-represented voting groups, including low-income, elderly, and

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· April 21, 2012 - Democratic senate district and county conventions. Re- Center for Addictive/Other Disorpublican senate district and county ders Inc. conventions in some counties. Texas School Survey in conjunction with Texas Department of · April 25, 2012 - Date by which county State Health Services and the Pubelection officials must issue new voter lic Policy Research Institute state registration certificates to voters. the following statistics. Alcohol is the most used substance by Texas · April 30, 2012 - Date by which, voter secondary students. Texas students registration or change of address reported 68% lifetime alcohol use cards must be postmarked in order to and 33% current use. About 68% be effective for the primary. of secondary Texas students said it was very or somewhat easy to get · April 30 - May 8, 2012 - Early voting alcohol from major sources such as for May municipal and school board parties and friends. Forty-nine perelections. cent of secondary Texas students reported Alcohol was used at one or · May 12, 2012 - Municipal and school more of the parties they attended. board elections. The perceived parental disapproval of alcohol use decreased as students · May 14-25, 2012 - Early voting for got older. Furthermore, youth who Texas primary. experienced parental disapproval of alcohol use were less likely to use · May 29, 2012 - Texas primary day. the substance.

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persons with disabilities. “Despite its claims, the state of Texas has failed to produce any credible evidence that the kind of rampant voter fraud the law purports to address exists. With the election only months away, now is not the time to weaken the foundation of our nation’s democracy by instituting restrictive requirements that would limit the ability of Latinos and other underrepresented voters to have their voices heard on Election Day. “The right to vote is one of the most fundamental rights afforded to citizens by the U.S. Constitution. The Department of Justice’s ruling sends a clear message to states throughout the nation—unfair voter identification restrictions that aim to violate the rights of Latino voters and others will not stand. As we approach November, we will continue to work with the Department of Justice to ensure that the voting rights of all Latinos are protected and upheld.”

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What is Social Hosting: • Providing alcohol to an underage person at a party or any social gathering. Qualification of a Social Host: • An Adult who is over the age of 21 that provides alcohol to a youth, someone who is under the age of 21 at a party or any social gathering. • A youth who is under the age of 21 that provides alcohol to another youth at a party or any social gathering. What do you need to know?: • You cannot knowingly allow a person under 21, other than your own child, to remain in your home or on your property while consuming or possessing alcohol. • YOUR RESIDENCE……… YOUR RESPONSIBILITY! IF YOU BREAK THE LAW: SENTENCE UP TO A 1 YEAR IN JAIL AND A $4,000 FINE, A SUSPENDED DRIVER’S LICENSE, SUED IF THE MINOR IS INJURED OR INJURES SOMEONE ELSE OR DESTROYS PROPERTY. Things You Can Do: You can refuse to supply alcohol to youth, actively supervise parties when youth are attending, Make sure alcohol is not brought into your home onto your property by underage youth, talk to other adults about providing alcohol at events that youth will be attending and create alcohol-free opportunities and activities in your home so youth will feel welcome. For more info contact: Teresa Alvarado or Andrea Sepeda-Miller at (806)780-8300.

BE GREAT: 16th Annual Outback Dinner helped the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lubbock celebrate 72 years of “Building Strong Foundations.” The event was held on March 8, 2012 and welcomed David Thomas National Football League New Orleans Saint as the guest speaker. This annual event benefits the Boys & Girls Club .of Lubbock.

RIGHT TO LIFE 40 DAYS FOR LIFE : Students and supporters spent their spring break vacation exercising their free speech right by peacefully protesting against abortion. The group included members of Our Lady of Guadalupe Lubbock, St. Joseph's , Our Lady of Grace, Experience Life, and members of a church in Sundown.

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NCLR Lanza Campaña Movilizados al West Texas Veterans Higher Education Summit to be held Voto Mobilize to Vote Campaign exas Tech University is hosting event, which is organized by the l NCLR (Consejo Nacional de nivel local, estatal, y nacional. To- ticipación en eventos públicos en Tthe West Texas Veterans High- Military and Veterans Programs ELa Raza) lanzó su campaña, mando en cuenta que los márgenes áreas donde radican comunidades er3:30Education Summit from 9 a.m. to and the Division of Institutional Movilizados al Voto (M2V), uno de las elecciones son cada vez más de hispanos. p.m. April 11 at the McKenzie- Diversity, Equity, and Community de los proyectos más grandes del país cuyo propósito es incrementar la participación cívica de la comunidad latina y movilizar 180,000 latinos que son elegibles para votar en estas próximas elecciones de noviembre. “Los votantes latinos han impactado previas elecciones y serán un factor crítico en las próximas elecciones del 2012,” dijo Janet Murguía, Presidenta y CEO del NCLR. “Hay mucho en riesgo para los hispanos en términos de los temas que nos afectan más: la economía, el tema de la inmigración, el sistema de educación pública y el cuidado de la salud. A través de nuestro trabajo para ampliar este electorado, esperamos ver que ambos partidos se acerquen a la comunidad en una forma respetuosa y sustantiva para buscar formas de trabajar juntos en potenciar soluciones concretas a los desafíos que enfrenta nuestra nación.” “Como el grupo minoritario más grande y creciente del país, los latinos ayudaran a determinar los resultados de numerosas elecciones a

estrechos, esta influencia se hará sentir no sólo en lugares con poblaciones donde abundan los latinos, sino también en estados con poblaciones hispanas menos significativas. En el 2008, por ejemplo, el número de latinos que votaron fue mayor que el margen de victoria en Carolina del Norte e Indiana,” señaló Clarissa Martínez De Castro, Directora de Participación Cívica para el NCLR. La campaña Movilizados al Voto del NCLR incluye planes para desarrollar campañas de contacto directo al votante en la Florida, Nevada, Colorado, Pennsylvania, y Nueva Jersey; un programa de servicio al proveedor que trabajará con organizaciones afiliadas al NCLR para registrar latinos adicionales en otros estados incluyendo California Texas, y North Carolina; un programa digital que ofrecerá registración del votante a través del internet y herramientas de educación al votante a nivel nacional. Esfuerzos para registrar a votantes serán mayoritariamente enfocados al toque de puertas en comunidades hispanas y par-

Movilizados al Voto trabajará con la comunidad hispana a través de todas las etapas del proceso electoral, el registro del votante, educación y protección del votante y movilización a las urnas en noviembre. Esta campaña es parte de un esfuerzo comprensivo que va mas allá de las elecciones del 2012, promoviendo una participación continua en el proceso político del país, ayudando a los inmigrantes elegibles a hacerse ciudadanos, registrarse para votar y fomentando la participación de la comunidad latina en debates sobre las políticas que nos afectan. “Mientras que nuestra población ha crecido enormemente, tenemos que convertir ese crecimiento en verdadera influencia política,” añadió Murguía. “La participación latina favorecerá la formación de una agenda nacional que beneficie a todos los estadounidenses. La única forma de mantener a nuestra comunidad informada e activa en estos debates tan críticos sobre temas de importancia es registrarlos y asegurar que voten en el día de las elecciones.”

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Merket Alumni Center. This event will feature keynote speaker David DiRamio, associate professor of Higher Education Administration at Auburn University and co-author of “Veterans in Higher Education” and “Creating a Veteran-Friendly Campus.” A panel of educational leaders from colleges in the region will discuss military educational benefits, academic impact and the student experience, and transition and wellbeing. Lunch will be provided at the

Engagement. During breaks and at the conclusion of the event, there will be a resource fair to highlight some of the services and agencies available to veterans in West Texas. To contribute to the morale of the service men and women deployed overseas, bring a used cell phone to the event to be donated through the Cell phones for Soldiers Drive. To register for the event go to asp/conferences/veteransummit/ index.asp.

Why colleges (and Latinos) need Latino student organizations

our community needs you,” “Y said the stranger I’d just met at a party my freshman year.

As a kid that had come to college from a part of the country where almost everyone was Latino, I was initially apprehensive about joining a culturally based organization. A part of me knew she was right, but another part of me wanted to branch out and experience different cultures. I decided to give a couple organizations a chance, and it didn’t take long to realize exactly what she was talking about. Latino Student Organizations provide a place for college students to build social networks, develop leadership skills, promote the Latino culture, and a family away from the familia that Latinos so greatly cherish. Organizations range from political, professional, social, and Greek. There are many organizations that only exist at their respective campuses, but there are also national organizations like Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ de Aztlán, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting that have chapters across the country. In addition, Latino student organizations host regional/national student conferences that bring students from different campuses together to, as Joaquin Valdez, Co-Chair of the Latino Leadership Summit at the University of Texas, said “motivate, educate, and empower students on various issues affecting the community.” Stephanie Landaverde, President of the Hispanic Student Organization at the University of Georgia, sees her organization as a liaison between the university and the Latino community on campus. “The university wants to know if [Latino] students’ needs are being met and how they can get the most out of their experience.” Although Latino enrollment in two- and four-year colleges has spiked in the last few years, Latinos still lag far behind the national

average of adults with college degrees. Additionally, less than half of Latino students that enter college leave with a degree. The problem isn’t always getting into school, it’s leaving it with a degree. This is where the most important, and often overlooked, role of Latino student organizations comes into play: their role in student recruitment and retention. Research shows that Latino students involved in student organizations are more likely to stay in school. Given the role of Latino students in maintaining and fostering diversity, it is important that university administration help support the growth and development of these student organizations through funding, recruitment and retention of Latino faculty, and academic programs, something that may not always the case. There isn’t a university in this country that does not desire to attract and retain a racially diverse student population. But, for all their efforts (or, maybe, lack thereof), it is the students involved in culturally based organizations that do much of the “grunt work” that makes (and keeps) their respective universities diverse. As I look back, I wonder if I would have graduated without that support system from the Latino student organizations. While these student organizations may have needed me, I think I was the one that really needed them.

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Child Abuse Epidemic Strikes CASA

n 2010, CASA of the South I Plains served 1,069 local abused and neglected children in six coun-

ties. CASA is designed to be an agency which provides court appointed volunteer advocates to investigate, facilitate, monitor, and speak up for children in the foster care system. It is the goal of CASA to provide an advocate for all area abused and neglected children, making sure their voices are heard in the courtroom. CASA volunteer advocates are appointed by the South Plains Foster Care Court serving abused and neglected children in the capacity of Guardian ad Litem (for court purposes). CASA volunteer advocates save the counties in the South Plains the additional expense of hiring an Attorney to serve as Guardian ad Litem for each case. The number of volunteer advocates serving our agency affects both the funding of the agency as well as the quality of service provided to the children under CASA's care. Though CASA

does NOT want to have to turn our backs on any abused or neglected child because of a lack of volunteers, the current percentage of volunteer advocates assisting with cases is so low that it has caused CASA to come to the conclusion that for the time being we can no longer accept new cases. After diligent studies of the effects of this increased caseload on CASA volunteers and CASA support staff, it was necessary for CASA of the South Plains to ask Judge Kevin Hart, Associate Judge of the South Plains Foster Care Court, to place a moratorium on the addition of new cases appointed to CASA. CASA of the South Plains is a VOLUNTEER organization and as such, CASA must provide all volunteer advocates with reasonable and responsible caseloads. It is incumbent for CASA of the South Plains to provide the best possible advocacy for all abused and neglected children we are charged to represent.

CASA needs over 150 new CASA volunteer advocates! The addition of trained volunteers to work existing cases will reduce the extreme caseload currently shouldered by the CASA Volunteer Supervisors. Local community members can assist CASA by stepping up to be trained for this role. CASA's goal is to make sure each family group we are assigned has one volunteer advocate. Currently, over 150 family groups or 360 children do not have a volunteer advocate. CASA and the community desperately need your help now to ensure every abused child has an advocate. The Board of Directors for CASA of the South Plains is grateful for the support from the community. Unfortunately, the epidemic of abuse in our area is growing faster than CASA's ability to provide resources. CASA is confident that the residents of the South Plains will meet the call to action necessary to allow each abused child the opportunity to have a CASA volunteer advocate.

Week of the Young Child

6t h A n n u a l C h a m p i o n s fo r Ch ild r e n Ba n q u e t he Early T Learning Centers

will celebrate the Week of the Young Child, April 16-20, 2012. The Week of the Young Child is a time to recognize the people, programs and policies that are help-

ing to build better futures for all children. In commemoration of the Week of the Young Child, the Early Learning Centers of Lubbock will host the 6th Annual Champions for Children Banquet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18 at the Lubbock Country Club. The Early Learning Centers of Lubbock strives to provide the high-

est quality child care to all children regardless of their income or family situation. Since l951, Early Learning Centers of Lubbock has served area families by providing quality child care at an affordable rate. For more information please call 806-765-9981.

1. Be a nurturing parent. Children need to know that they are special, loved and capable of following their dreams. 2. Help a friend, neighbor or relative. Being a parent isn’t easy. Offer a helping hand take care of the children, so the parent(s) can rest or spend time together. 3. Help yourself. When the big and little problems of your everyday life pile up to the point you feel overwhelmed and out of control – take

to do if your baby won’t stop crying. Never shake a baby – shaking a child may result in severe injury or death. 5. Get involved. Ask your community leaders, clergy, library and schools to develop services to meet the needs of healthy children and families. 6. Help to develop parenting resources at your local library. 7. Promote programs in school. Teaching children, parents and teachers prevention strategies can

child’s TV and video viewing. Watching violent films and TV programs can harm young children. 9. Volunteer at a local child abuse prevention program. To volunteer call 1.800.CHILDREN.

Family Guidance & Outreach Center to Blue Ribbon Rally Car & Bike Show

amily Guidance & Outreach F Center of Lubbock, a non-profit agency dedicated to the prevention

of child abuse and neglect, will host its annual 14th Annual Blue Ribbon Rally Car & Bike Show April 28, 2012, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Depot Entertainment District, 19th Street and Buddy Holly Avenue. This event

is free and open to the public. For more information, please call Family Guidance & Outreach Center at 806-747-5577, or visit for more information.

Stand up for Kids

he ChilT dren’s Advocacy

Center of the South Plains invites you to join together to stand up for kids and break the cycle of abuse on April 14, 2012, 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., at Elmore Park (adjacent to the frontage road on South Loop 289 between Quaker and Indiana). Guest speakers will address the issues of child abuse. The goal is to hold up signs for abuse victims served by CAC in 2011. This event is meant to focus attention on the overwhelming number of children who are abused each day in Lubbock and surrounding communities and raise much needed funds for the center. For more info call (806)740-0251.

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Dr. Cecilia Ballí, Ph.D. to Demographics of Jobs Recovery: Gains by Race, Ethnicity, etc. present Militarization in Mexico Employment wo years after the U.S. labor population growth. One reason is


n Wednesday, April 11, Dr. Cecilia Ballí will provide a presentation entitled “Militarization in Mexico: Gendered Violence and the Gruesome Legacy of Calderón’s Antidrug Campaign.” The talk will focus on the local impact of the drug war in Mexico. This presentation will be hosted by the Department of History, and will be held at Texas Tech University, in Holden Hall room 40, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. In 2006, Mexico elected a new president, Felipe Calderón. In an effort to curb the drug trade and end years of government complicity, Calderón embarked on an aggressive military campaign against the drug cartels. In

2007, he dispatched federal forces to Ciudad Juárez in what became the largest front in Mexico’s own war on drugs. Ballí’s first-hand knowledge of the region allowed a deeper understanding of this complex conflict. In January 2012, she published an article, “Calderón’s War,” in Harper’s Magazine that details the results of her investigative reporting. Dr. Ballí has spent much of the last decade living and conducting research in northern Mexico and southern Texas. She delved into the local circumstances and devastating impact of the femicides occurring in and around Ciudad Juárez and published related articles in popular journals like Texas Monthly. Dr. Ballí holds a Ph.D. from Rice University in anthropology and is currently employed as an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin.

Gov. Perry Names Reyes Chair of Criminal Justice Advisory Council


ov. Rick Perry has named Ruben Reyes of Lubbock chair and appointed eight members to the Governor’s Criminal Justice Advisory Council for terms to expire at the pleasure of the governor. Pursuant to Executive Order RP77, the council will advise the governor on the creation, staffing, operations and performance of specialty courts to ensure the rights of participants are protected. Reyes is judge of the 72nd Judicial District Court in Lubbock and Cros-

by counties, and presiding judge of the Lubbock County Adult Drug Court. He is a board member of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, Lubbock Dream Center Advisory Board and Foundation for the Education of Young Women Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Lubbock County Bar Association, past president of the Texas Association of Drug Court Professionals, a past member and officer of the South Plains Family Law Association, and a past member of the State Bar of Texas Family Law Section. Reyes received a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a law degree from Baylor University. Congratulations Ruben from Latino Lubbock Magazine!


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ment. However, the pace of the jobs recovery varies across demographic groups. Hispanics and Asians are gaining jobs at a faster rate than blacks and whites, foreign-born workers are outpacing native-born workers, and men are faring better than women in the recovery, according to new Pew Research Center analysis of government data. For the most part, the disparate trends in the jobs recovery from 2009 to 2011 reflect the rapidly changing demographics of the American workforce. Groups whose working-age populations are growing the most have seen the biggest employment gains. But job growth has merely kept up with population growth for most groups, and their employment rates---- the share of the working-age population with jobs---are still as low as they were at the end of the recession. The major findings of the report include: • Employment and Population Growth. From 2009 to 2011, employment increased the most for Hispanics (6.5%), Asians (6.8%) and immigrants (5.2%). Their population also increased the most-6% for Hispanics, 6.2% for Asians and 3.8% for immigrants. Other groups with lower rates of growth in their population experienced lower rates of growth in their employment. • Race and Ethnicity. The growth in jobs experienced by Hispanics and Asians was sufficiently high such that their employment levels are about 4% higher now than at the start of the Great Recession in late 2007. That milestone has not yet been reached by white and black workers and their employment levels remain about 5% below the levels at the start of the recession. • Immigrants and Native Born. The employment level of immigrants also now matches the level attained before the start of the recession in 2007. But that is not the case for native-born workers, whose employment level is still 4% less than its prerecession level. • Gender. Men have gained more jobs than women in the recovery---2.6 million vs. 0.6 million. Unlike the variance by race and ethnicity, this one is not driven by differential

unexplained. Nonetheless, men still face a steeper climb back because they lost many more jobs than women in the Great Recession. • Employment Rates Unchanged. Unlike employment levels, employment rates for all groups of workers near the end of 2011 were still about as low as the rates at the end of recession. The employment rate for Hispanics, for example, was 59.2% at the end of 2009 and 59.5% at the end of 2011. The rate had been 64.6% before the start of the recession in 2007. • Jobs Shortfall by Race and Ethnicity. Although the recovery added 3 million jobs from 2009 to 2011, that was merely sufficient to keep pace with the growth in the workingage population since 2009. From 2007 to 2009, the recession created a shortfall of about 11 million jobs and that gap is still largely present. The shortfall in employment is greatest for black workers (12%), followed by whites (more than 7%), Hispanics (6%) and Asians (5%). The shortfalls reflect the increase in employment that it would take to restore the employment rate for each group to the rate that prevailed before the start of the recession. The percentage gaps for all racial and ethnic groups are only slightly smaller than they were two years ago. • Unemployment Rate. The unemployment rate decreased from 2009 to 2011 for all groups. But at least part of the drop is due to a smaller share of people activity seeking work. Among racial and ethnic groups, this trend was most notable for Hispanics and whites. Their unemployment rates fell 1.4 percentage points each from 2009 to 2011 compared with 0.6 points for blacks and 0.7 points for Asians. But the labor force participation rate for Hispanics and whites also decreased the most during the recovery. • Trends by Industrial Sector. A handful of industries were responsible for most of the job gains in the economic recovery. The leading source of jobs growth for Hispanics was the hospitality sector-eating, drinking and lodging services. Both Hispanics and non-Hispanics gained significant numbers of jobs in professional business services, wholesale and retail trade and manufacturing.

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CLASES BASICAS DE COMPUTACION EN ESPAÑOL Generations online y son gratis. Estamos localicados en Life Run 4902 34th St. Para mas informacion llamen a Deana Rosser 806-687-9732. FREE GED CLASSES with childcare for Lubbock and the surrounding area offered by the Lubbock Dream Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. You must be at least 17 years old and not enrolled in public school to be eligible for the classes. For more info call 806-7933336. General office hours are Mon. thru Thurs. from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. FREE GED AND ESL CLASSES for Lubbock and the surrounding area offered by Adult Education Center. We accept new students on a bi-monthly basis. You must be at least 17 years old and not enrolled in public school to be eligible for the classes. For more info call 806-281-5750. Open Mon. thru Fri. from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. CHILD CARE AVAILABLE FOR INCOME-ELIGIBLE FAMILIES Families who are income eligible may receive fee assistance to attend one of the Early Learning Center’s five centers for child care. Parents or caretakers must be employed or in school. The program is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (806) 765-9981 for more information. REFERRAL FOR QUALITY CHILD CARE in Lubbock by the South Plains Day Home Association helps parents with free referrals to licensed or registered day care facilities that are routinely monitored by the Texas Department and Protective Services. Call 796-0606 or 792-1847 for more information. FREE LITERACY PROGRAM offers assistance with reading, GED preparation, and English as a second language classes. Programs for individuals with a learning disability as well as one-on-one tutoring is also available. The programs are free. For more information please call (806) 775-3636. ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSES Registration for free English as a second language (ESL) classes for adults are available on site at class locations, or by calling (806) 7753636, or in person at the Literacy Lubbock office in the Mahon Library. CLASES DE INGLÉS COMO SEGUNDA IDIOMA La Literacia de Lubbock (Literacy Lubbock) ofrecen clases gratis de inglés como segundo idioma (English as Second Language) para la comunidad. Todos los adultos están bienvenido en estas clases. Para más información, llame a (806) 775-3636. IMMIGRATION SERVICES If you need help with immigration issues call 806741-0409. SERVICIOS DE INMIGRACIÓN Si necesitan ayuda con asuntos de inmigración llame a este numero (806) 7410409. EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY want to attend college or enroll in a vocational program, but lack finances? Apply at LEARN for federal and state aid programs. Call (806) 763-4256 for an appointment or come by 2161 50th Street. Services are FREE!! Email job training and personal develop-

Business/ Negocio Business/Opportunity Updates

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CAFE Y PAN DULCE the Chamber and the Lubbock Regional MHMR will host pastries and coffee Tuesday, April 10, from new private7:30 - 8:30 a.m. at La Paloma, 4010 22nd public colSt. Come and go networking hour. laboration will help businesses LUBBOCK SCORE SMALL BUSI- small their NESS SEMINARS April 19 & 26, 6-9 strengthen p.m, at Wells Fargo Building, 1500 Broad- revenue streams by way, Cost: $20 for pre-registration or $25 gaining access to at the door. Seminars will provide informa- more than $300 biltion for potential entrepreneurs and existing lion in combined small-business owners about some of the supply chain spendimportant steps to know in running a small ing by a consortium business. The office can be reached by tele- of 15 of America’s phone at (806) 472-7462, ext. 119.


SBA OPPORTUNITIES April 25, 6 to 8 pm at the Small Business Development Center, 2579 S. Loop 289. This is a free event. This workshop covers financing for small businesses. The following topics will be discussed by the SBA and the SBDC: Information on SBA loans. What a business owner should gave before applying for a loan. What the banker is looking for in a loan. Other programs and services available from the SBA. Call Elaine at 745-1637 to reserve a seat or email LUBBOCK SCORE provides free counseling to individuals in starting a business. SCORE can help with your business plan to include market analysis and financial D & L projections. For more information please call (806) 472-7462, ext. 117, or visit us online a BUSINESS COUNSELING Small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can discuss their business ventures and get expert advice from the SBDC staff and team of volunteers from the professional community. All information will be held in strict confidence. Counseling sessions can be arranged by calling the SBDC at (806) 745-1637. HIRED Pedro "Peter" Gonzales has been hired by American Star Home Health, and will serve as case manager. He graduated from the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing with his RN in '91; and received his Bachelors degree of Science and Nursing from Lubbock Christian in '98. He also received his WOCN specializing in wounds, as of 2004. FREE PRACTICE EXAMS Study guides for tests Learn-a-Test, a database of practice examinations, is available at the Lubbock Public Library, 1306 Ninth St. Hundreds of practice examinations, including SAT, ACT and elementary, middle school and high school skills improvement tests, plus graduate entrance exams, are available.

largest corporations, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced today. Supplier Connection, created by the IBM Foundation, is part of the Obama Ad m i n i s t r a t io n’s American Supplier Initiative and is designed to help bridge the gap between small, nimble businesses looking for new opportunities and large corporations looking for innovative new ideas and diversity in their supply chains. Studies have shown that small businesses that are part of large corporations’ supply chains experience increased revenues and employment. SBA is committed to helping small businesses identify new tools and resources to become part of these supply chains. Supplier Connection is a free, online portal created by the IBM Foundation that allows small businesses to send information about their products and services to 15 large private sector companies. The 15 companies participating in Supplier Connection are: AMD, AT&T, Bank of America, Caterpillar, Citi Group, Dell, Facebook, IBM, JP Morgan Chase, John Deere, Kellogg’s, Office Depot, Pfizer, UPS and Wells Fargo. Together, these 15 companies have a combined purchasing power of $300 billion and now they will have full access to the profiles of small businesses that have registered for Supplier Connection. The American Supplier Initiative is a call-to-action to the private sector to invest in their supply chains through small businesses. The

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initiative aims to address four key areas in which small business need help in order to become successful suppliers in the private sector: access to mentorship and counseling services, increased market and revenue opportunities, ready sources of capital to fund their growth, and a highly skilled workforce. To date, several American Supplier Initiative announcements have already been made: • SBA’s International Trade Loan expansion – This program provides small businesses with capital to finance their fixed assets, including real estate, and working capital needs. This program offers private lenders a 90 percent guarantee on loans up to $5 million as an incentive to encourage lending to growing small businesses. Small businesses may use the ITL program to on-shore and help bring jobs back to the U.S. • Export-Import Bank’s Global Credit Express Product – This product is specially designed to deliver short-term working capital loans directly to creditworthy small business exporters. Through this new program, exporters may be eligible for a 6- or 12-month revolving line of credit of up to $500,000. • CAPLines – SBA’s CAPLines program was recently revamped to help small businesses meet their short-term and cyclical working capital needs. Identifying ways to strengthen small and medium-sized manufacturers is a priority for the administration and additional announcements under the American Supplier Initiative are expected to be rolled out in the coming weeks and months. For more information on Supplier Connection, please visit: https://

By Jaime D. Garcia Who Is Required To Make Estimated Federal Tax Payments?

any business owners or selfM employed individuals are upset when the Internal Revenue

assesses penalties and interest to their tax liability, even though they paid the full amount when they filed their Federal Tax Return. They are not aware of the rules for making estimated payments on their tax liability. Total Amount of Payments. A company must make payments equal to 100 percent of the lesser of its tax liability for the prior year or t tax liability for the current year, except for the following exceptions: 1 The company did not file a tax return the preceding year. 2. The preceding year’s company

tax return did not have a tax liability. Amount of Each Installment. Payments should be made in four equal installments or 25 percent each of the prior year’s tax liability. When to Make Payments. Payments should be deposited April 15, June 15, September 15, and the final or fourth payment is due on January the 15 of the following year. The payment may be made on the following work day, if such dates fall on a week-end or holiday. These rules apply to small companies; there are different rules for large corporations. Consult your tax advisor for additional and more complete information.

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Wellness/ bienestar

Healthy Habits: Tofu, The Other White Protein


ou’re probably thinkY ing, “Tofu is for granola-eating, animal rights

activist, vegetarians.” (No offense to granola-eating animal rights activist, vegetarians!) It looks funny, it tastes bland, and it has a weird texture, right? Wrong! Tofu is not only a great source of protein, it’s inexpensive (one 16 oz package is less than $3) and extremely versatile. Tofu, also called soybean curd, is made from soymilk that is allowed to set by adding a coagulant. It’s a staple of Asian cuisine but has thankfully found its way into the produce section of most US grocery stores. Tofu on its own is mild in flavor, and acts like a sponge when spiced or marinated. This plant-based product is not only high in protein, half a cup of tofu has about 10 g of protein, it’s also a good source of iron, calcium and manga-

nese. Furthermore, some scientific studies have shown that a high intake of soy protein will help reduce LDL cholesterol levels. You will generally find two types of tofu on a supermarket shelf, firm and silken. Firm tofu is great for stir-fry, baking, grilling or even as an egg substitute in a tofu scramble. It’s best to press firm tofu before preparing (see recipe below), which will give tofu a better texture and help absorb the flavorings. The second type is silken tofu, or soft tofu, which is great in smoothies, salad dressings, and even desserts. To ensure you are reaping all the benefits of this versatile food, why not go meatless one day a week with a Tofu-based meal. Visit for more nutrition and exercise information.

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LifeGift Celebrates Donate Life Month this April

ifeGift celebrates April as NaL tional Donate Life Month for the 9th consecutive year. The month-

long celebration honors the generosity of organ, eye and tissue donors and their families and commemorates all transplant recipients in the United States. Activities in April will focus on encouraging Texans to join the Donate Life Texas Registry as official organ, eye and tissue donors. As part of their celebration, LifeGift acknowledges the importance of educating local communities about the renewing power of donation and encouraging them to register as organ, eye and tissue donors. While the Donate Life Texas Registry has gained momentum since its establishment in 2006 with more than 2 million registered donors, the need for organ, eye and tissue transplants is steadily increasing. In

Texas, more than 11,000 people are waiting in quiet desperation for a second chance. “We need to continue spreading the word that donation changes lives every day,” said Schawnte’ Williams-Taylor, managing director for LifeGift’s West Region, which includes the communities in and around Lubbock and Amarillo. “These lives are changing because someone made that important step to register as an organ, eye and tissue donor. Everyone has the power to donate life and represents hope for the thousands in need of lifesaving and life-enhancing transplants.”

In Texas, residents can join the registry in three ways: 1. Electronically via the Donate Life Texas website ( 2. At any local Department of Public Safety (DPS) office throughout the state when renewing or obtaining a driver’s license or ID. This also can be done through the DPS website 3. At any local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) branch when renewing automobile registration For information about LifeGift, visit For info about Donate Life Texas, visit

yps found should be removed, so that they do not become cancerous. Early cancers found during screening are usually curable with surgical removal. This screening effort, if effectively implemented should reduce the incidence and mortality rates by 50% by the end of 2015. The Most Honorable Bishop Placido Rodriguez issued a call to action to Hispanics living in the region. He called on all Hispanics to step forward to protect their families and their health and assume healthy lifestyles and take preventive colon screening tests. Dr. Tedd Mitchell, President of Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, talk-

ed about the importance and benefits of preventive screening. Theme of this year campaign is "No Ifs, Ands or Butts. Get Screened!" Rebecca Ramirez, a 4–year colon cancer survivor told her story to the audience. Finally, the campaign kickoff event honored all colorectal cancer survivors, those who fought valiantly but did not make it, patients’ families, caregivers and volunteers working to make colon cancer history. For more information call Dr. Vugrin at the Center For Cancer Control at (806) 793-0988, or Tamara Cannon, at the American Cancer Society (806) 792-7128.

Colon Cancer Prevention Campaign for Hispanics Kicks Off BY DAVOR VUGRIN, MD, FACP

olon cancer prevention and C awareness campaign kicked off with a press conference event held at

the American Cancer Society office in Lubbock on March 7. In Hispanic Texans colorectal cancer, or colon cancer for short, is one of the most common cancers diagnosed and the second leading cause of cancer death. However, over 90% of new cancers and death from colon cancer can be prevented with the preventive colon screening and treatments that we already have. Hispanics residing in the region surrounding Lubbock have one of the highest incidence a n d death rates from colon cancer in Hispanic Texans. T h e g o a l of this campaign is to increase up to 7 5 % t h e number of Hispanics 50 years or older that are having regular and consistent prevent i v e colon screeni n g . A n y precancerous p o l -

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Noticias de salud/ Health News CHCL PRENATAL CLASSES Every Thursday, Beginning March 29, 2012 for 5 weeks. Community Health Center of Lubbock, 1318 Broadway , 2nd Floor Conference Room. Light refreshments will be served. Childcare is not provided. For class information and registration contact Benita 765-2611 ext 309. CHCL DIABETES SELF- MANAGEMENT CLASSES Every Thursday for 4 weeks, beginning April 5, 2012, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Agri Life Extension Building, 209 South 5th Brownfield, Texas. For more information & registration contact Yvonne at 765-2611 ext 1009. NUTRITION CLASSES FOR DIABETICS by Community Health Center of Lubbock will be offered every Thursday for 4 weeks , beginning April 5, 2012, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Agri Life Extension Building, 209 South 5th , Brownfield, Texas. For more information & registration contact Yvonne at 765-2611 Ext 1009 FREE HEALTH FAIR The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) chapter at the TTUHSC School of Medicine will host a free health fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (April 14) at the South Plains Mall, 6002 Slide Road, outside of the JCPenney location. Screening services will include blood pressure checks, cholesterol screening, eye screenings, body mass index (BMI) and blood glucose checks. Informational services will include diabetes education, mental health tools and nutrition infor for adults and children. DIA DE LOS NIÑOS BOOK & RESOURCE FAIR Work your Mind, Work Your Body will be Monday April 30, 2012, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Optimist Boys & Girls Club, 3301 Cornell. For more information contact Yvonne 765-2611 ext 1009. FREE PARENTING CLASSES Classes are Tuesday evenings unless otherwise noted. All classes begin PROMPTLY at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. Pizza will be served. NO CHILDCARE PROVIDED. Please do not bring your children to class. For more information or to register for a class, call 747-5577. YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH LIMITED CLASS! For class listings and details, please visit our website at www. FREE DOCTORS CLINIC The Family Church at 34th Street and Boston Avenue holds a free doctors clinic at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Three to four doctors volunteer their time each week and can see up to 20 patients. The clinic also includes free vouchers for prescriptions. For information, call 7994329. FAITH BASED AA for Lubbock and the surrounding area offered by the Lubbock Dream Center. Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 P.M. and Sundays from 7:00-8:00 P.M. For more info call 806-793.3336. General office hours are Mon. thru Thurs. from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. FREE SICK CHILDREN'S CLINIC is a free, all-volunteer clinic that treats sick children up to age 15 at 10th Street and Avenue A. Prescriptions at the on-site pharmacy are free. The days and hours of operation depend upon doctors' schedules. Call 762-1805 to hear the hours for the week. MAMMOGRAMS AND BREAST CANCER SCREENING A new program through Texas Tech, ABC4WT, provides free mammograms and other services for women aged 40+ who don’t have private insurance or Medicare Part B but have too much income to qualify for other programs. Also eligible are women younger than 40 who are at high risk. Call toll-free 1-855-ABC-4WTX April 2012

Advice from our Doctors/Consejos de nuestros médicos

A Family History of Alcoholism Are you at risk? f you are worried that your fam- taking certain medications, and peoIily's history of alcohol problems ple with certain medical conditions. or your troubled family life puts you People with a family history of at risk for becoming alcoholic, here is some common–sense advice to help you: Avoid underage drinking—First, underage drinking is illegal. Second, research shows that the risk for alcoholism is higher among people who begin to drink at an early age, perhaps as a result of both environmental and genetic factors. Drink moderately as an adult— Even if they do not have a family history of alcoholism, adults who choose to drink alcohol should do so in moderation—no more than one drink a day for most women, and no more than two drinks a day for most men, according to guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Some people should not drink at all, including women who are pregnant or who are trying to become pregnant, recovering alcoholics, people who plan to drive or engage in other activities that require attention or skill, people

alcoholism, who have a higher risk for becoming dependent on alcohol, should approach moderate drinking carefully. Maintaining moderate drinking habits may be harder for them than for people without a family history of drinking problems. Once a person moves from moderate to heavier drinking, the risks of social problems (for example, drinking and driving, violence, and trauma) and medical problems (for example, liver disease, brain damage, and cancer) increase greatly. Talk to a health care professional—Discuss your concerns with a doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, or other health care provider. They can recommend groups or organizations that could help you avoid alcohol problems. If you are an adult who already has begun to drink, a health care professional can assess your drinking habits to see if you need to cut back on your drinking and advise you about how to do that.

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pongan en riesgo de convertirse en una persona alcohólica, aquí se ofrecen consejos de sentido común para ayudarle: Si es menor de edad, evite consumir bebidas alcohólicas—En primer lugar, hacerlo es ilegal. En segundo lugar, la investigación demuestra que se corre mayor riesgo de convertirse en una persona alcohólica, cuando se comienza a beber a edad temprana, probablemente como resultado tanto del medio como de factores genéticos. Como adulto, beba moderadamente—Aún cuando no exista antecedente de alcoholismo en la familia, aquellos adultos que eligen consumir bebidas alcohólicas deben hacerlo con moderación; en el caso de la mayoría de las mujeres, no más de una bebida por día; en el caso de la mayoría de los hombres, no más de dos bebidas al día, de acuerdo con las recomendaciones del Departamento de Agricultura y del Departamento de Salud y Recursos Humanos, de Estados Unidos. Algunas personas no deberían beber en absoluto, incluyendo mujeres que están embarazadas o están intentando hacerlo; personas que están recuperándose del alcoholismo; cualquier persona que anticipa tener que conducir un automóvil o llevar

a cabo alguna otra actividad que requiera atención o pericia; personas que se encuentran tomando ciertos medicamentos y personas con determinadas condiciones médicas. Las personas con antecedente familiar de alcoholismo, que corren mayor riesgo de desarrollar dependencia, deberían encarar el consumo moderado de alcohol con prudencia. Es posible que les resulte más difícil mantener hábitos de consumo moderados, que a otras personas en cuyas familias no existe historia de alcoholismo. Una vez que una persona pasa del consumo moderado de alcohol a tomar en exceso, el riesgo de problemas sociales (como por ejemplo, conducir bajo la influencia, violencia y trauma) y los problemas médicos (como por ejemplo, enfermedad hepática, daño cerebral y cáncer) aumentan considerablemente. Hable con un profesional de la salud—Discuta sus preocupaciones con un médico, enfermera u otro profesional de la salud. Pueden recomendarle grupos u organizaciones que posiblemente lo ayuden a evitar problemas con el alcohol. Si usted es una persona adulta que ya ha comenzado a beber, un profesional de la salud puede evaluar sus hábitos con respecto al consumo del alcohol y determinar si fuera necesario que disminuya el consumo y cómo hacerlo. Copyright 2012 by Latino Lubbock Magazine. All Rights reserved.


Immunization for children

mmunization is a preventive service that is recommended for every child. Immunizing children according to recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics can help protect children from common infections and diseases. A few commonly known are measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis. Q: Why is immunization important? A: Immunization is a simple and effective way to protect children from serious diseases. Vaccines trigger the immune system to help fight disease. Q: How safe is vaccination? A: No medication can ever be 100% safe; however, the benefits far outweigh


the risks of disease. Q: Can children get free vaccines? A: Vaccines for Children is a federal program that provides free vaccines to eligible children including those without health DR. ARANDIA insurance coverage, all those who are enrolled in Medicaid and those whose health insurance dues does not cover vaccines. Contact Federally Qualified Health Clinics, Rural Health Centers or your health care provider for assistance.

Vacunas para niños

as inmunizaciones o vacunas son un servicio preventivo recomendado para los niños. Se vacuna a los niños de acuerdo a las recomendaciones de la Academia Americana de Pediatria, para protegerlos de enfermedades como el sarampión, las paperas, la rubéola, la difteria, el tetanos, la pertusis (tos convulsa), varicela, etc. ¿Porque es importante las inmunizaciones? La vacunas son una forma simple y eficaz para proteger a los niños de enfermedades graves. Ayudan al sistema inmunitario para producir anticuerpos contra las enfermedades. ¿Que tan segura es la vacuna? Ningún medicamento puede ser


100% seguro; sin embargo, los beneficios superan ampliamente a los riesgos de la enfermedad. ¿ Se ofrecen vacunas gratuitas? El Programa de Vacunas para Niños (Vaccines for Children) es un programa del gobierno que ofrecen vacunas gratis o a bajo costo incluyendo a niños sin seguro de salud y a todos que están enrollados en Medicaid. Pregunte a su médico o al departamento de salud local para solicitar ayuda.

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Education/ Educación Education & Scholarship Update

LHS Chorale Invited to Perform in London, England

The Lubbock High School (LHS)

GOOD ATTITUDES: Among the many awards given, the Sportsmanship Awards were Chorale, under the direction rewarded to members who reflected fairness and sincerity, honesty, and fairness to other members in their branch. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Lubbock celebrate 72 years of Build- of Robin Dent and Carolyn Hefner, performed at St. Paul’s Cathedral, ing Strong Foundations.

London, England, March 12, 2012. St. Paul’s offers only ten performances each year to outside choral ensembles from around the world and requires a CD recording and biographical information which are screened prior to extending an invitation. The Chorale was invited to perform a 30-minute concert of a cappella choral literature. The students experienced the acoustics of one of the world’s grandest cathedrals as

they performed under the dome at St. Paul’s. The opportunity to sing at St. Paul’s is both an artistic and prestigious honor. The choir also performed an additional concert at Canterbury Cathedral and was listed on the cathedral’s Noonday Concert series. In addition to the performances at St. Paul’s and Canterbury Cathedrals, the choral group visited other historic and educational sites including Stonehenge, Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, Windsor and Warwick Castles, and Coventry Cathedral. Congratulations to the LHS Cho-

Mini grants for teachers, applications online hrough a very simple applica- Typical grant awards range from Ttion process, K-12 teachers can $300 - $1,000. Grant applications are get the funding they need to buy due by June 15th of each year.

KAPPA DELTA CHI SORORITY, INC. SCHOL ARSHIPS funded by the National Foundation. is proud to announce the upcoming scholarship competition for undergraduate and graduate sisters and for high school senior women planning to attend a fouryear college/university. This scholarship is available on a competitive basis and is a one-time award ranging from $500-$1,000 for the 2012-2013 academic year. Application deadlines for the upcoming scholarship competitions: High School Scholarship: April 2, 2012. Irene Montoya Scholarship (Undergraduate and Graduate Sisters): May 16, 2012. For more information and to access the applications, index.php/Foundation/High-School.html, CARRILLO SCHOLARSHIP In recognition of his lifelong commitment to serving others, a scholarship was named in honor of Joe Carrillo Sr., for incoming college freshman. Even though Joe Carrillo never had the opportunity to complete his high school education, he instilled in all his children and grandchildren the importance of an education and community service. Following his death in 2006, the Knights of Columbus, Council 8097, in cooperation with the Carrillo family created this scholarship as a way of encouraging children to follow their dreams by attending a college and/or university. Call 806.632.6792. Deadline May 1st, 2012.

HAW SCHOLARSHIP Hispanic Association of Women announces a HONORING YOUTH: Different Boys and Girls Club Members from the various Lubscholarship opportunity for bock branches were recognized at the 16th Outback Dinner and received the Jr. Youth of students enrolled or seeking the Year Awards. materials and supplies they need to All South Plains region K-12 teachenrollment in an institution implement creative projects that will ers are encouraged to apply. Eligiof higher education for the inspire learning bility includes public schools and 2012-2013 academic year. in their class- non-public schools recognized by The goals of this scholarship are to provide rooms. the Texas Private School Accredita- financial assistance to promising women of Lubbock Area tion Commission (TEPSAC) and the Latina origin that are pursuing higher education. The award will be offered to 20 students Foundation is of- Commissioner of Education. cover the costs of resident tuition, fees and fering mini grants Fill out the Mini-Grants for Teach- to up to $1,000. The deadline for applito assist teachers ers Application online at: www. books cations is May 1, 2012. To apply visit www. to support the to download the scholarship creative ideas that grants.shtml. Print and mail a copy application. For additional information you teachers have to to Lubbock Area Foundation by may call 789-5508 or 789-4372.

truly engage their June 15th. For more information students in mean- call the Lubbock Area Foundation at GO FOR IT! HOW TO DO SCHOOL ~ a FREE Resource Fair providing one-stop ingful learning. (806)762-8061.

Presents the 8th Annual HLSA Scholarship Friday, April 28, 2012 Cocktails - 6 p.m. Dinner and program - 7 p.m.

~Keynote Speaker~ Texas Supreme Court Justice David Medina To reserve a table or individual tickets, Please contact Yolanda @ (956) 832-7532.

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planning for college will be presented by South Plains College Reese Center. The fair is slated from 4 to 6 p.m. on April 12 at the Byron Martin ATC, 3201 Ave. Q. Get answers to questions about technical programs offered at SPC! Spanish interpreters will be available and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Lynn Gregory, First Step counselor, at (806) 716-4615 or email

CHCI SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM are afforded to Latino students in the United States who have a history of performing public service oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future. There is no GPA or academic major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply. Application Deadline: Apr. 16, 2012. Apply online at http:// HACU NATIONAL INTERNSHIPS The HACU National Internship Program has placed more than 9,000 students in internships since its inception in 1992. The internships provide talented Hispanic and other minority students with the opportunity to develop their career and professional skills and receive financial support to help motivate them through graduation. Application Deadline: June 15, 2012. Apply Online: http://www.

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Youth Opportunities

YOUTH FINANCIAL SKILLS RALLY on Thursday April 12, 2012 at 7:00pm. This event will be located at the Monterey Church of Christ on 82nd and Iola. The tickets are $5.00, for more information call 781-8310. Financial skills coach, Rachel Ramsey-Cruze the daughter of National Radio Host Dave Ramsey. KIDS CAFE A hot nutritious meal is served daily. Ages: 18 and under. Sponsored by the South Plains Food bank. 3:30 pm, M-F Rawlings at 213 40th. Free, Weekly. SPANISH LESSONS Learn basic communication skills in Spanish as students learn with no grammar, no rules in a non-stressful environment. At 9 am on Saturdays at Rawlings Center, 213 40th St.. Classes are $10 Monthly. MAHON CHESS CLUB Join every Tuesday for weekly free chess matches. Beginners to experts welcome. Sponsored by SPICE. At Mahon Library, 2:30 pm. OPEN FITNESS Avoid the unpredictable weather of high winds and too hot temperatures. Use our fitness equipment to get fit! Treadmill, bikes and more! Ages 13+ (1316 yrs. needs guardian) 3 p.m., M-F at the Trejo Center. Free. GIRL SCOUTS Troop 6424 meets weekly at 6:30 pm at Hodges. Ages: 5-18 $15/yr. Call 789-9753 for info. GIRL SCOUTS – Troop 6375 Troop 6375 meets weekly for events, badges and fundraisers. Contact Troop Leader Roxanne Butcher at 239-0377 for more information. $12 registration fee. Ages 10-14 (1.5 hr), 6 pm Maxey . NORTH LUBBOCK BOXING CLUB is currently recruiting youngsters who are willing to train hard, and study hard in school. The services are free of charge except for a $40 annual fee paid to USA Boxing. NLBC is located at 417 N. Akron, behind the Matthews Learning Center. GIRL SCOUTS Troop 6073 meets weekly for events, badges, and fundraisers. Contact the Girl Scouts’ main office for more information at 806-745-2855. At the Trejo Center, 6 p.m. weekly on Wednesdays. Fee is $10/yr. Email your youth news, achievements, quinceañera, and other info to latinolubbock@suddenlink. net Birthday info is a paid advertising. Call for details at (806)792-1212.

Mark Your Calendar 2012 LISD School Holidays

April 6 April 9 April 9- May 25 May 25

Good Friday Student Holiday 6th Six Weeks Last Day of Classes

t seems to be I that time of year again where

high school seniors feel that itch to get a little lazy with graduation being less than two months away. I cannot stress enough the importance of NICHOLAS staying focused MUÑIZ those last few weeks. It gets tempting to skip that 1’o clock class I know, but there are still last minute preparations you need to stay on top of. Contrary to popular belief, your grades do still count during your last semester of high school. So if you feel yourself starting to slack off, keep in mind that once college starts there are very few breaks. Also, make sure that every credit has counted toward your diploma, because the last thing you need is to find out

that you’re one credit shy of becoming a high school graduate. Talk to your guidance counselor, they’re there to guide you to graduation and to a brighter future. If you applied for and received a scholarship, congratulations! Make sure your school has received the award offer and that you’ll be on track in the fall to accept it. While I didn’t receive any scholarships during high school, I did find other ways to fund my education. Look around different departments at the school you’re CHEERING FOR EDUCATION: Cavazos Middle School Cavalier Cheerleaders do going to be attending and see if their best to represent their middle school as they continue to strive for education and prothere’s anything that applies to vet- mote school spirit in their hallways. erans or their children, or even look for college specific scholarships. You might be surprised at what you find. Lastly, relax. This summer is the summer before your freshmen year of college, the best four years of your life, but first, take care of business.

NICHOLAS MUÑIZ is a freshman English major at Texas Tech University. He is the first in his family to attend college.

Anthony DeLaCruz's Artwork On Display At State Capitol oy Roberts R Elementary kindergar ten

student Anthony DeLaCruz was recognized for his outstanding artwork at ceremonies on March 25, in the State Capitol building in Austin. DeLaCruz’s submission was one of only 100 pieces chosen for display inside the capitol in conjunction with the Texas Art Educator’s Youth Art Month Capitol Exhibit. Several thousand works of student art from across the state (pre-K-12) are submitted each year in hopes of being selected to hang in the capitol exhibit. DeLaCruz produced his winning image during a week-long study of Pablo Picasso. Roberts art teacher Anna Montalvo asked her students

to create an image incorporating the “cubist” style for which Picasso is known. Montalvo is no stranger to producing winning artists. In March of 2010, two of her students were selected for the same capitol display. “I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to once again be a part of such a special event. Anthony has quite a bit of talent for a kindergartner. He takes pride in all he does and makes sure to always do his very best! He is definitely deserving of such an exciting honor,” Montalvo said. Congrat ulations Anthony from Latino Lubbock Magazine!

“¡Sí Se Puede!” It can be d ne!

Attention 2012 Graduates Grad Photos Wanted!

Submit photos along with graduate’s name, parent’s names, high school, post grad college plans and major. College grads include career plans. Please send a self-addressed stamped envelope along with mailed -in photos. Please email or mail photos to:, or Latino Lubbock – Grad Photos, P. O. Box 6473, Lubbock, TX 79493. Students can also come by Latino Lubbock to have grad photo made for $10. Call for appointment at (806)792-1212 - bring cap & gown.

Deadline April 21, for May issue. April 2012

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DI TEAM WINS 1ST PLACE… STATE BOUND: This is the fourth trip to state in five years of competition for Cavazos Middle Schhol led by dedicated sponsors Mr. Brian Ellyson and Ms. Sarah Barbre. State competition will be April 13-15 in Corpus Christi. The team is busy refining their project and performance in anticipation of winning state and advancing to globals. Congratulations and good luck to team Dangerously Intelligent!

Purple Up! For Military Kids

“Purple Up! For Military Kids.” We are encouraging everyone across the state of Texas to wear purple on Friday, April 13th, as a visible way to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices. Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the

military, as it is the combination of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red and Navy blue. OMK hopes everyone will take this opportunity to appreciate and celebrate these young heroes. For more information visit www.

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E l d ía d e l o s n i ñ o s Children’s Day Monday, April 30, 2012

The children are the future pril 30 marks a special day in the A lives of children. It is a day to celebrate children and books. Known as El día de los niños/El día de los libros, or Children’s Day/Book Day, this is a day to celebrate the joys and wonders of childhood and the importance of books in our lives. By including books in the celebration, families can begin to develop new habits that will instill a love for books and reading in children. Reading daily to your child for at least twenty minutes can become a family tradition. Children will enjoy the experience and grow to love and appreciate books.

Reading Time Children of the Ralls Library Summer Reading program love to read and learn. They encourage other kids to also read year round.

J o in th e C e le b r atio n

Latin o Lu b b o c k M agazin e & C o m mu n it y H ealth C e nte rs of Lu b b o c k M o n d a y, A p r il 30, 2012, Fro m 3:30 to 5:30 p m,

Los n iñ os so n e l futu ro l 30 de abril es una fecha muy significativa para los niños. Se celE ebra el día de los niños y de los libros. Esta celebración se conoce como El día de los niños/ El día de los libros, y celebra la alegría y las maravillas de la infancia y la importancia de los libros en nuestra vida. El incluir libros en esta festividad permite que las familias empiecen a adquirir nuevos hábitos que desarrollen en los niños el amor por los libros y por la lectura. Leer cuentos a los niños, al menos veinte minutos al día, puede convertirse en una tradición familiar. Los niños disfru-tarán esta experiencia y crecerán amando y valorando los libros.


fo r a F RE E D ia d e los N iñ os C e le b r atio n a n d H ealth Fa ir at th e O p tim ist B o ys & G ir ls Clu b, 3301 C o r n e l l St. Celebrating literature and promoting literacy.

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Parents, here are some helpful hints Padres, a continuación les ofrecemos algunas sugerencias

Begin when your child is born Comience a leerle a su hijo cuando nazca

Hispanic Student Society Members Reading is fun with friends, siblings, and role models.

Reread your child’s favorite books whenever asked Léale una y otra vez los libros favoritos de su hijo cuando se lo pida

Register your child for a library card; its never too early Inscriba a su hijo para que tenga un carnet de la biblioteca

Cheeeeeeese! Read with expression; vary the pace of your reading Lea con expresión: varíe el tono de la voz

Visit the public library regularly, and often Visite la biblioteca pública con frecuencia

Tell stories about your family and culture Cuéntele historias de su familia y de su cultura

J o in Latin o Lu b b o c k M agazin e

E n co u r ages yo u to re ad w ith yo u r fa m il y M o n d a y, A p r il 30, 2012, Su b m it a ph oto a n d ge t a f re e b o o k fo r e ac h c h ild . E m a il p h oto s to l at i n o l u b b o c k @su d d e n l i n k . n e t, o r b r i n g t h e m b y 2701 B o s to n , #A Fo r m o r e i n fo c a l l (8 0 6)792 -1212 .

Ask the children’s librarian for book selections Pida consejo a la bibliotecaria del salón infantil al seleccionar libros

Choose a comfortable place to sit (such as a rocking chair); away from distractions Elija un asiento cómodo (un sillón), lejos de cualquier distracción

Decide a regular time each day, such as after meals or at bedtime Fije una hora del día para hacerlo, después de comer o a la hora de dormir

Involve your child in the reading by asking him/her to point out objects, talk about the pictures, or repeat common words

Re ad A p r il 30 th a n d e ve r yd a y of th e ye a r ! April 2012

Involucre a su hijo en la lectura pidiéndole que señale los objetos, que hable acerca de las ilustraciones o repita las palabras comunes Copyright 2012 by Latino Lubbock Magazine. All Rights reserved.

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Earth Day 2012 - April 22 World Miss Universe, orty two years after the first Earth Day 2012 can be a turning FEarth Day, the world is in great- point to advance climate policy, ener peril than ever. While climate ergy efficiency, renewable energy Committed To Recycling change is the greatest challenge of and green jobs. Earth Day Network iria Y. Bo- and make products out of it. our time, it also presents the great- is galvanizing millions who make S jorquez is A current member of Pegasus and est opportunity – an unprecedented personal commitments to sustaina second-se- President’s Select, Bojorquez hopes opportunity to build a healthy, pros- ability. Join the more than one bilperous, clean energy economy now lion people in 190 countries that are and for the future. taking action for Earth Day.

mester Texas Tech freshman in the Honors College who won the title of World Miss University during a month-long trip in Korea. young SIRIA Y. BOJORQUEZ The Latina hopes to one day become a criminal prosecutor. Her platform for this and other pageants has always focused on the environment, and Bojorquez said she will use the crown as an opportunity to promote preserving nature and similar causes. Before competing for the title of World Miss Universe, Bojorquez won a number of other titles, including Miss Teen Earth 2010. Resulting from her title as Miss Teen Earth 2010, she had the chance to travel the country and spread the purpose of Terracycle, a recycling company she supports. One of her favorite opportunities is speaking at elementary schools and sharing the simplicity of recycling. “When I’m talking to the kids, I usually get them to do something hands on so that they can go home and do it there,” she said. “I’m really into doing things with Capri Sun bags for example. So when they go home, instead of throwing away the Capri Sun bag, they say, ‘Mom, I want to make something!’” Terracycle, which Bojorquez said is known for their Capri Sun and other brand recycled products, takes trash that would normally end up in landfills. They pay nonprofit organizations for the trash they send in

to implement a Teracycle recycling program at Texas Tech. She said traveling to South Korea for the pageant was the first time anyone in Bojorquez’s family had been overseas. Her background had not catered to it. After losing her mother at age 11, Bojorquez was raised by her grandmother on a side of El Paso for which she loves, but says is not known as the most spectacular part of town. “It is always hard to be in a situation like when I came to orientation,” she said. “I was completely by myself. I am a first-generation college student. I drove up here the six hours from El Paso by myself. And at orientation, I’m sitting there, and everyone is with their moms and dads. I called my aunt, and was like ‘I can’t do this. It’s not that I can’t be at Tech, it’s that everybody is with their parents and I miss my mom.’’ Her childhood situation is part of who she is, and she wants to ensure every child knows their worth despite their circumstances. “Even if you think you’re different, you’re normal and it’s fine,” said Bojorquez. “No one who ever deemed themselves to be normal ever went on to be something great, so just go out there, do something, change the world. Don’t let anything hold you back.” Congratulations from Latino Lubbock Magazine!

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Earth Day Events & Recycling NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE Global and National Youth Service Day. Call 790-3921 to schedule a garden workday for your group of volunteers, on April 21, 2012. ARBOR DAY on April 27, the City Parks & Rec will hold an Arbor Day Ceremony/ Trees Across Texas - Quest Memorial Grove, 10 am. A Tree Exchange will also occur. COLLEGE ARBOR DAY EVENT April 27th at the Memorial Circle,11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free Food and T-shirt with TTU Student I.D., $5 Faculty/Staff. At 11:50 – 12:50 there will be Live Music. A tree planting will be held from 1:20-3 p.m. Contact Student Union & Activities at (806) 742-1714 for more information. For a complete schedule of events, go to, and on the left-hand menu click Student Activities and the Arbor Day tab. CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH ACTION! One of the first manifestations of the modern environmental movement began April 22nd, 1970, in the United States. Since then, Earth Day has been commemorated on this date and it has become the world’s greatest civil celebration and the symbol of the environmental movement. LUBBOCK’S FOURTH ANNUAL SPRING INTO GREEN CONFERENCE - The theme of this year’s conference is “Water: The West Texas Update.” The free opening event takes place on Thursday, April 19, from 5:30-7 p.m., at Rawls College of Business, 703 Flint Avenue. One of the major parts of it will be an all-day, drive-through recycle event, where recyclables that are difficult to dispose of such as plastics, batteries, light bulbs, electronics/electrics (anything that has a plug), plus the usual (glass, newspaper, phone books, aluminum, tin, etc.) will be taken from your car and properly disposed up -- a one-stop convenience. For more information and to register: ARBORETUM PLANT SALE, Saturday, April 28, 9 am -3 pm, Free! Lubbock Memorial Arboretum. COMMUNITY NEIGHBORHOOD ALLEY CLEAN-UP Residents can get rid of large unwanted items such as: furniture, appliances, branches, brush, box springs, etc., in our roll off dumpsters that will be placed in our parking lot. All Ages 8 am -2 pm,Rawlings 213 40th & Ave B. Free May 19th.

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Home/casa Noticas para los ancianos SENIOR EASTER EGG HUNT Join the fun and be a kid again as we hunt for Easter eggs. Find the golden egg and win a prize. At Lubbock Senior Center April 5, at 1 pm. Free.


SENIOR PROM – Enjoy “A Night At The Hop” at the 3rd annual Trejo Senior Prom! Great food, great music and a great time. April 28, 6 pm at Trejo - 3200 Amherst, $5/person; $9/

Go clean, go green

natural. Start with three Justbasicgo ingredients you probably already

have at home. Vinegar, mixed with water, makes a great natural cleaner that’s safe on most surfaces. Use a paste made of water and baking soda to scrub surfaces and remove stains. Lemon juice can clean and polish brass and copper,

LUNCHES FOR SENIORS Join us Monday-Friday at 12 Noon at one of our five city senior centers! 60 & Over – $2 Donation/Under 60 – $5 Required Cost. Transportation available to seniors 60 and over for $2 donation per pte por lo natural. Comience round-trip from your home! Available at con tres ingredientes básiall 5 senior centers! For information, call cos que probablemente ya tenga 767-2710. en casa. El vinagre, mezclado con es un excelente limpiador SABOR LATINO Monthly dances agua, seguro en la mayoría de las in a smoke-free, alcohol-free environ- natural, superfi cies. Utilice una pasta hecha ment. Dance to Norteño, Tejano, and Country music. Ages: 40+ (4 hr) 6 PM con agua y bicarbonato de sodio $3 4th Friday, Friday, April 20, at the para frotar superficies y remover RAWLINGS COMMUNITY CENTER las manchas. El jugo de limón pu213 40th Street For more information: ede limpiar y lustrar el bronce y el cobre, y puede usar la mitad de un 767-2704. limón —espolvoreado con bicarCUMBIA-CIZE Low impact aerobics bonato de sodio— para lavar los with a Mexican flair. Get in shape danc- platos y quitar las manchas. Pruebe ing the Cumbia! (1 hr) 6:30 PM T Lub- las siguientes recetas caseras de limbock Senior Center Free Weekly. piadores naturales: Limpiador multiuso. Mezclar ¼ ELDERLY AND DISABLED UTILITY ASSISTANCE If you are in need of assistance with your propane, gas or electric bill, and you are 60 years ife is “sweet” at the annual of age or older, please contact NeighLubbock Arts Festival that borhood House at 741-0459 to see if you qualify for assistance. If you are dis- will be held April 13 thru the 15th. abled receiving SSDI or SSI and you are This three-day celebration is the age 59 and under, please contact LIFE/ largest fine art, fine craft event in RUN Centers at 795-5433 to see if you West Texas. There will be a special exhibit of qualify. artwork made entirely out of jelly OPEN FITNESS Avoid the unpre- beans by Kristen Cumings of Calidictable weather of high winds and fornia. The Lubbock Arts Festival too hot temperatures. Use our fitness will highlight over 150 visual artequipment to get fit! Treadmill, bikes ists displaying original work in the and more! M-F at the Trejo Center, and mediums of acrylic, oil, watercolthe Lubbock Senior Center. or, drawing, pottery, fiber, leather, jewelry, glass, wood, and sculp“GRANDPARENTS RAISING ture. Festival goers can purchase GRANDCHILDREN” call or visit this amazing original art and also the Parenting Cottage, 3818 50th St. enjoy stages with singers, dancers, 795-7552. actors, and musicians; a juried galSENIOR TRANSPORTATION leries; diverse food and beverage To and From Senior Centers, Age 60+ vendors; and demonstrations of $1 donation each way, Monday-Friday artists at work. All Centers. Call (806) 767-2710 for in- For the children, ten different “kid formation and to be placed on a route! stops” will be located throughout the Lubbock Memorial Civic

and you can use the half-lemon— sprinkled with baking soda—to scrub dishes and rub out stains. Try these home recipes for natural cleaners: All-purpose cleaner. Mix ¼ cup baking soda and ½ cup vinegar with ½ gallon of water. It’s good for bathrooms, kitchens, windows, and mirrors. Furniture polish. Mix ½ cup of lemon juice with one cup of olive oil. Apply with soft cotton cloth. Computer cleaner. Mix ½ cup of rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol and a tablespoon of baking soda in ½ cup of water. Spray on monitor; apply with cotton swabs to keyboard.

Opte por lo limpio, opte por lo natural


taza de bicarbonato de sodio y ½ taza de vinagre con ½ galón de agua. Sirve para baños, cocinas, ventanas y espejos. Lustra muebles. Mezclar ½ taza de jugo de limón con una taza de aceite de oliva. Aplicar con un paño suave de algodón. Limpiador para computadoras. Mezclar ½ taza de alcohol isopropílico y una cucharada de bicarbonato de sodio en ½ taza de agua. Rociar sobre el monitor; aplicar con un hisopo sobre el teclado.

Life is Sweet at the Arts Festival


mer ica's A story has been marked

by the service of volunteers. Generations of selfless individuals from all walks of life have served each other and our Nation, each person dedicated to making tomorrow better than today. They exemplify the quintessential American idea that we can change things, make things better, and solve problems when we work together. During National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, 2012, we celebrate the profound impact of volunteers and encourage all Americans to discover their own power to make a difference. Every one of us has a role to play in making our communities and

April Prayer Heavenly Father, today I open my hands and my heart to You. I choose to release anything spiritually, physically or emotionally that would keep me from Your best. Search my heart, God, and show me where I need to make adjustments to make room for You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

our country stronger. Despite Hispanic Americans’ long traditions of involvement in volunteer groups, including trade and professional associations, and women’s and men’s clubs and unions, their numbers are underrepresented in contemporary volunteer programs. “Mainstream volunteer programs have not reached out sufficiently to include as diverse a volunteer pool as possible” to accommodate cultural differences in such programs. Experts recommend that in this era of rising needs and limited resources Hispanics’ talents should be mobilized through the aggressive recruitment, training, and stimulation of volunteers. As such, for Hispanics find an organization that shares similar interests to you. Monthly, Latino Lubbock Magazine showcases volunteer opportunities.

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Center and offer free art related to activities. The “kid stops” include ‘make and take’ projects, face painter, balloon artist, and kids karaoke. Admission is just $3 for adults and $2 for children under 12. At Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Friday, April 13th & Saturday, April 14th 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday, April 15th 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. For more information Services Offered: visit the Lubbock Arts SKILLED NURSING Alliance website at HOME CARE AIDE or call 806-744-ARTS (2787). PHYSICAL THERAPY

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What is Autism?

Love, Protect, Immunize Them During National Infant Immunization Week - April 23

recognition of National Infant I27th,nImmunization Week April 23 to the Shots on Schedule (SOS)

Immunization Coalition will offer childhood immunizations for children ages 2 months – 18 years at the South Plains Mall on April 24th (See ad below). Through immunization coalitiondriven efforts local attempts like that of SOS, are able to better bring awareness and offer opportunities to protect infants and children from vaccine-preventable diseases before age two. This Immunization Event is the first coordinated by SOS, with the goal of offering more opportunities in the future. It will be held on Tuesday, April 24th from 1 to 5 p.m. at the South Plains Mall (Details in ad below). National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccinepreventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs and their partners in promoting healthy communities. The SOS Immunization Coalition was formed locally to increase awareness and general knowledge and to raise immunization rates.

utism is a complex developA mental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism is defined by a certain


set of behaviors and is a “spectrum disorder” that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause for autism, but increased awareness and funding can help families today. The prevalence of autism had risen to 1 in every 150 American children, and almost 1 in 94 boys. The issuance of this report caused a media uproar, but the news was not a surprise to ASA or to the 1.5 million Americans living with the effects of autism spectrum disorder. Nonetheless, the spotlight shown on autism as a result of the prevalence increase opens opportunities for the nation to consider how to serve these families facing a lifetime of supports for their children.

Autism is treatable. Children do not “outgrow” autism, but studies show that early diagnosis and intervention lead to significantly improved outcomes. Here are some signs to look for: • Lack of or delay in spoken language • Repetitive use of language and/or motor mannerisms (e.g., hand-flapping, twirling objects) • Little or no eye contact • Lack of interest in peer relationships • Lack of spontaneous or make-believe play • Persistent fixation on parts of objects. Call your doctor for more info.

posibilidad de que estos casos se ocurren. El autismo impacta al desarrollo normal del cerebro en áreas relacionadas con la interacción social y las habilidades comunicativas. Los niños y adultos con autismo típicamente tienen deficiencias en la comunicación verbal y no verbal, en las interacciones sociales y en las actividades de ocio y juego. Sin embargo, es importante distinguir el autismo de otras condiciones: •Dificultad en juntarse con otros ni-

ños •Insistencia en todo identico, resistencia a cambios de rutina •Risa y sonrisa inapropiadas •Ningún temor real a los peligros •Poco o ningún contacto visual •Insensible a métodos normales de enseñanza •Juegos raros ininterrumpidos •Aparente insensibilidad al dolor •Ecolalia (repetición de palabras y frases en vez de un lenguaje normal) •Prefiere estar solo; posee una manera reservada • Dificultad en expresar sus necesi-

¿Que es el autismo ?

l autismo es una incapacidad relativa al desarrollo mental que típicamente aparece durante los tres primeros años de vida. Es resultado de un trastorno neurológico que afecta el funcionamiento del cerebro, el autismo y sus comportamientos asociados pueden ocurrir en 1 de cada 150 individuos. El autismo es cuatro veces más frecuente en los niños que en las niñas y no conoce las fronteras raciales, étnicas y sociales. El ingreso económico, el modo de vida y los niveles educativos de la familia, no afectan la

Easter Egg Hunts & Events HOP INTO EASTER at Mahon Library Preschoolers, hop into the Mahon Library, 1306 9th Street, for games, spring crafts, and bounce houses on Wednesday, April 4 at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 775-2838. CASCARONES - DECORATED EASTER EGG WORKSHOP Kids learn the traditional history of decorated Easter eggs and will have the opportunity to make their very own cascaron made from hollow egg shells. Rawlings April 5th, at 4 pm, for ages 6-12. Free. EASTER CELEBRATION FOR SENIORS Bring your baskets for an Easter egg hunt. Enjoy snacks and games with friends. Take a picture with the Easter bunny. April 5, 1 pm, at Trejo, 3200 Amherst. Free. SENIOR EASTER EGG HUNT, Thursday, April 5, 1 pm. Ages 50+, Free, Lubbock Senior Center. ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT Join CHCL Friday, April 6, 2012, at Chatman Community Health Clinic, 2301 Cedar Ave. For children ages 1 to 12. Please bring your Easter basket. Games from 2 to 3 p.m. Easter Egg Hunt begins at 3:30 p.m. For more information contact Yvonne at 765-2611 ext 1009. JOEL’S 7TH ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 1:30 p.m., at Roger’s Park, 3200 Amherst.

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Read, read, read! ¡Léa, lea, lea!

the Gallo

Meet Pico the bilingual gallo (rooster). He loves school, he likes to read, play outside and discover ways to have fun and make friends. Now it is time for Pico to prepare for Earth Day & Arbor Day. He is also going to the library to celebrate Dia de los Niños, Dia de Los Libros (Day of the Children, Day of the Book).

Celebrate Arbor Day

Plant a Tree: Trees make a world of difference so plant a tree on Arbor day with your family, Arbor Day is Friday, April 27, 2012.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Respect: You probably help with recycling at home or know something about it. You may have even seen the triangular loop of arrows on beverage containers that lets you know those containers can be recycled. Each of the three represents a step in the recycling process: collection, processing and making recyclables into new products. Keeping recyclable items inside the Recycling Loop keeps them out of landfills and reduces pollution.

Joel‛s 7th Annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at Roger‛s Park, 3200 Amherst

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En Aquellos Dias…. Pete's Barrio Memoir


bril, el mes de la Pascua. Me acuerdo un año que nevo en abril. Mi pápa siempre tenia su yarda muy bonita. En la yarda de atrás tenia un nogal de nueces y en frente tenia un arol de durasno. Los durasnos de este arbol siempre estaban bien dulces y grandes. Los nietos no jugaban cercas de este arbol. Era como el arbol en el gardín de Adan y Eva. Mi pápa lo enbonaba, lo regaba y le hizo una cerquita con ladrios parados y entre la tierra. Pues en Jueves Santo anunciaron en las noticias que esperaban nieve el Viernes Santo. Pues mi pápa se levanto en la mañana todo preocupado porque el arbol de du-

rasnos lla estaba floriando. Como a media mañana saco su escalera del garage y una lona para tapar el arbol para protejerlo del lo frio. En la prisa que traiba, sento una de las patas de la escalera entre medio de uno de los ladrios y cuando se subio, la escalera se fue para un lado y mi pápa se caio. Se pego en la cabeza y lo tuvieron que llevar al cuarto de emergencia. Llego a la casa bien aguitado porque no pudo tapar el arbol. Empeso a nevar despuesito y no pudimos tapar el arbol a tiempo. El arbol se helo y no dio fruta ese año y despues de ese año nunca dio fruto como antes. Cada año le acordabamos a mi pápa de su experencia con la escalera.

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Easter and Summer Plans

remember back in the mid 1960s, Easter was right around the corner. We had plans to go to Misa de Gallo. It was something because we would be allowed to stay up real late. By the time mass was over we were pretty tired, but we looked forward to the events that would follow during the day of Easter. Early in the morning we would start to load up the car with food and anything that we would need to spend the day at Buffalo Lake. We would meet up with the compadres and other friends of the family. We would go around breaking cascarones on each other's heads. The men would be cooking and drinking, while the ladies would put the finishing touches on the food that we would eat. We started to hear the grown ups talking about los trabajos. They would say "Si compadre, en California hay muchos traba-

jos y se ase munch dinero." One of the compadres would say "Mi compadre Jose, will help us find the work to keep us busy during the summer." "We can pick manzanas, ubas and different vegetables and make lots of money". The compadres continued to talk and the decision was made that as soon as school was out we would take to the road and go seek our fortune in California. During the coming month the adults would get together and start to plan the route and what kind of work we would do. I do remember that we never made our fortune but were so happy when we were able to return back to Tejas.

lease join Hope Shalom for the P "From the Heart Music Festival" benefit concert for HOPE Com-

odist Church located at 10306 Indiana Avenue. Tickets are $15 and children free. You can purchase your tickets at the door or call our office at 806-7620829. Refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information visit

Editor's Note: Pete Piña grew up in barrio Guadalupe and enjoys sharing his memories and the stories of barrio Guadalupe.

From the Heart Music Festival

munity of Shalom. This year's event features an all-star line-up of local musicians: "Kenny Maines and the Other Brothers", " The Wade Parks Band", "True Blue" and "Mark Wallney and Mike Pritchard". The festival will be held on April 21st from 3-6 at Aldersgate United Meth-

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March for Babies

ccording to the Centers for A Disease Control and Prevention more than half a million babies

will be born prematurely each year in the United States. Many more babies will be born with various health problems. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center President, Dr. Tedd Mitchell President, and Dean Dr. Steven Berk, are co-chairing the 2012 March for Babies to raise awareness and funds for healthy moms and healthy babies, and to help prevent premature births. March for Babies is the March of Dimes’ largest event. It is held in 900 communities across the United States and seven million people participate each year. Lubbock’s March for Babies will be held on April 28, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at MacKenzie Park. Food, music and a family-fun area can be enjoyed while participating in the walk. To register and start raising awareness and funds, go to or call (806)7976771.

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Los nuevos residentes recibiran uno de estos tres opciones: • Un pasajue de autobus • Tarjeta de gasolina hasta $300. • Una Television de 32" para el cuarto de el residente. Si tiene alguna pregunta pide informacion con Michelle Chavez. Promocion limitada!

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Rawlings Center to Hold Tamale Festival ing Tamale Con- Chihuahuas will be have a chance he Rawlings test Registration to win the titles of Best in Show, T Com mu nit y at 11 am. The En- Best Tail Waggin', Most obedient, Center, 213 40th Street, will hold a Tamale Festival Cinco de Mayo Weekend FridaySaturday, May 4-5. There will be contests, prizes, a family dance, Burro Rides, and more! For all ages! The event will include a Tamale Making Workshop, Friday, May 4th from 6-8 pm. As well as on Saturday, May 5th from 10 amNoon. The workshop will cost $10 and Pre-Registration is Required. Several contest will take place on May 5, including a Best Tast-

try Fee is $1. Participants must be pre-registered, and delivered no later than 12:45pm. The Opening Ceremony will include a “History of Cinco de Mayo Speech" at 1. A Tamale Mascot will greet attendees. Game Booths will be open and will give families a chance to try a chance at a prize, and vendor booths will have plenty of treats and items for sale. Also, Chihuahua owners can register their dogs for a Chihuahua contest at 2 pm. The entry fee is $1.

Original costume, Best Trick, and the Smallest. Prizes will be awarded including a Trophy. A Selena look Alike Contest will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. for various age categories including 6-12, 13-17, 18-up, and 50 –up. The Entry Fee is $1. Game Booths will include Loteria, Pinata Breaking, Arts-nCrafts sponsored by Maggie Trejo, Maxey, Hodges, Simmons, and LSC. A Family Dance Celebration will be held at 6 pm, and the overall event will conclude at 8 pm.

ésar E. C Chávez

Persistently for human dignity. “When we are really honest with ourselves we must admit that our lives are all that really belong to us. So, it is how we use our lives that determines what kind of [people] we are. It is my deepest belief that only by giving our lives do we find life.”

and the use of pesticides harmful to farm workers. He is recognized for his non violent approach to handling adversity, and even fasted to call attention to the migrant workers' cause. Although his dramatic act did little to solve the immediate harms, it increased public awareness of the problem. The boycott was finally successful in winning new rights for workers. He continues to be remembered and honored for his commitment to RAIDERS ROJOS: The Texas Tech Raiders Rojos Alumni Association held an peach and humanity, and, to farm alumni mixer. They enjoyed food and drinks, hand out prizes and treats. workers.

¡VIVA MARIACHI AMISTAD!: After competing at the Houston Livestock Mariachi Invitational in March, Mariachi Amistad placed 5th against the best Mariachi Musicians in the state of Texas. "We were the ONLY Mariachi representing the West Texas Area," they shared. (Stock photo)

¡Que viva César E. Chávez!

born César E. Chávez March 31, 1927, and died April 23, 1993, was a charismatic civil rights leader. He served as a crusader for nonviolent social change, working

Chávez 's significance and impact goes beyond any one cause or struggle. The son of migrant laborers, Chávez led a nonviolent boycott against California grape growers, protesting poor working conditions

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Faith & Religion/Fe y religión

Easter Traditions & Symbols

doption of commonly used A symbols by the people of God has been going on

since the time of Abraham and Moses. Many Christians believe that understanding the origin does not take away from using the tradiFEAST OF ST. JOSEPH: The St. Joseph committee posed for a photo after the tions to celebrate mass, at a dinner in the newly remodeled center that will be dedicated at a later date. your faith, but may even enhance your understanding of why we celebrate certain holidays or use certain symbols to demonstrate our faith in the first place. However, there are also some Christian critics that believe taking part in many of these traditions can lead people away from true faith. How Easter Got Its Name - No one is fully sure of how Easter came to be called "Easter." However, a 7th century English scholar, Bede, did claim that Easter is a derived from the name of the Anglo-Saxon goddess Eostre (associated with Spring RETIRO PARA MUJERES: The Lent retreat for women was organized by Molly Ra- and fertility). When Easter is Celebrated - Easmos, Guest speaker – Guillermo Valencia. Adela Brito & Benny Brito, and Lupita Martinez ter is a Christian holiday, and it is always celebrated around the Jewish Passover. In the Bible, the last supper was part of that Passover celebration. Though the events that precipitated the two holidays are

closely linked in the New Testament, they usually do not fall in that order on our modern calendars. This is because two different calculations are used to determine the dates for Passover and Easter. Some also say that Easter was moved to coincide with the AngloSaxon celebration of Eostre. Easter Bunny While much of the legend surrounding the Easter bunny come from modern day stories like Peter Cottontail, the use of a hare or rabbit goes back to Celtic paganism. The hare, or rabbit, was a symbol of new life to pagans, so it was adopted by early Christians to represent the new life in Christ. The early use of the bunny as a symbol of easter occurred in German writings during the 1500s. Easter Eggs - The egg has a long history of being part of creation theories and celebrations. The Easter egg is not a Christian tradition, but instead it is believed that they came from Druidic celebrations of Spring. Dyed eggs were also used by Egyptians, Persians, Greeks, and Romans during spring festivals. Christians adopted the eggs and used them to represent rebirth and resurrection.

St. Joseph’s Church

Annual Jamaica June 24,2012

FISHER OF MEN: KOC #8097 served up fish plates at their annual fund-raiser. This was a reward for their constant work and commitment to church and community.

Festival 11 a.m. till 8 p.m., Entertainment begins at 12 p.m. Guadalupe Park & Church Gym at 102 N. Ave. P

Entertainment Featuring


Gorditas • Tripas • Tacos • Armentas Famous Fajitas • Chili Cheese Fries • Chicken Fajitas • Knights of Columbus Famous Hamburgers • Turkey Legs and much more!


Different games, chances to win prizes, cake walk, jolly jumper and other games.

Volleyball Tournament

4th Annual St. Joseph’s Jamaica volleyball tournament - June 23rd & 24th. Register your team by calling Peter Sanchez at (806) 535-1249

Grand Prize 2012 Chevy Equinox Pick-Up!

ST PATRICKS GUADALUPANAS: Say Cheese! Members of the Guadalupanas at St. Patrick's Church held their annual enchilada meal benefitting the church.

2nd Prize IPad • 3rd Prize 360 Play Station • 4th $100 Gift Card

Mark Your Calendar

A $5 donation will get you a chance to win this truck! Winner will be able to drive it home! Also Gift Card prizes will be drawn hourly starting at 1 pm! Need to be present to win.

2012 Lenten Season Holidays Palm Sunday Holy Thursday Good Friday

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Church Bulletins 16TH ANNUAL “LIVING STATIONS OF THE CROSS”Good Friday, April 6, beginning at 12:30 p.m., at corner of Erskine and Boston. Contact::Deacon Joe Morin 763-4156, Our Lady of Grace Church, 3111 Erskine, Lubbock. ANNUAL GOOD FRIDAY FISH FRY - by the Knights of Columbus 11807 Our Lady of Guadalupe, will be held April 6th at Our Lady Of Guadalupe Catholic Church from 11 am to 7 pm. A plate includes: Fried fish, french frys, coleslaw, and tea. DIVINE MERCY CONFERENCE will be held Saturday, April 14th., beginning at 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., in the parish Hall. This is our 2nd Annual Conference. Come and learn more on God's Divine Mercy! For further information or questions call St. Joseph's church office at 806-765-9935 COUPLES RETREAT: Couples married or those planning to get married in the near future are invited to the St. Joseph Parish (Lubbock) Couples Retreat on April 27 & 28;th. Beginning on the 27th at 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. and on the 28th, beginning at 9 a.m. 4 p.m., St. Joseph Parish Gym. This retreat will be in English. For further information or questions call St. Joseph church office 806765-9935. "GIRLFRIENDS" A GIRL'S NIGHT OUT For Lubbock and the surrounding area offered by the Lubbock Dream Center on Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 P.M. An evening to have fun with the girls while discussing life and growing in the knowledge of Jesus Christ. You must be at least 18 years old. Childcare is available. For more info call 806-793-3336. General office hours are Mon. thru Thurs. from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. “DIA DE PENTECOSTES” y Misa De Sanacion, Mayo 27, 2012, 3- 6 p.m., Iglesia San Jose (Lubbock), 102 N. Avenue P. Predicadore es Padre Raymundo Manriquez, de Plainview. Our Lady of Guadalupe. Tema: Ven Espiritu Santo, Y Ensiende el Fuego de tu Amor. Musica: La Sagrada Familia, celebrante de misa: Padre Martin Piña de Lubbock San Jose. Para mas informacion: Padre Martin Pina (806) 765-9935, Lupe Villarreal, Jr. (806) 762–0447. SAINT MICHAEL SCHOOL REUNION for all students that attended the school from 1962-1983. This reunion will take place on June 23rd, 10 a.m. until dark, at the City Park in Levelland. Please get the word out to all former students from now until June. For questions, please call DoIores Chavarria at (806) 577-0742 or MASS ON TEXAS TECH CAMPUS - Wednesdays at 12:10 p.m., Room 309 in the library. Visit for Student Center News SAINT ELIZABETH YOUNG ADULT GROUP - Scripture study and faith sharing, led by Father Jorge, every Monday 8-9 p.m. in the Pallotti Building, 2308 Broadway, Lubbock. All grad, law and medical students, as well as other young professionals who have moved beyond their college years are welcome. 90TH ANNIVERSARY: Lubbock Saint Joseph Church will be having its 90th anniversary in 2014. An illustrated history book on the church is planned. Anyone having any information on the church, old pictures, or commemorative items, please contact call the office at (806) 765-9935. Please leave a message for Sylvia Piña.

Memoriam/memorial Juan Castillo, 62, of Lubbock passed away on March 26, 2012. He was born in Lubbock on January 19, 1950 to Vicente and Thomasa Castillo. He graduated from Lubbock High School in 1970. He married Rachel Roberts in 1992. Juan retired from Atmos Energy in 1997 and was owner of J. C.'s Burritos until 2007. He was employed with UMC and Lowe's Market Place until July 2011. He is preceded in death by his parents and a son, Gabriel Castillo. He is survived by his wife, Rachel, of 20 years; a daughter, Clarisse Oliva of Lubbock; two step-daughters, Rebecca Roberts of Lawrence Kansas, Sherrill Roberts of Austin; a stepson, Dan Roberts of Topeka, Kansas; three brothers, Robert, Adam and Faustino all of Lubbock; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Rachel Gamino Vasquez of Lubbock passed away on March 20, 2012. She was born on February 2, 1932, in Corsicana to Ramon and Isidra Vasquez. She is survived by her family, Juan Baca (Gloria), Fermin Baca Jr., Ramon Cervantez (Lupe), Mary Helen Honey Flores (Tony), Grace Cuevas (Jesse, RIP) and Ruben Vasquez, great-grandson, Dorian Angel Flores, all of Lubbock, and Hope Gonzales (Danny) of Austin; a brother, John Vasquez, and sister, Chavela Vargas, both of Lubbock; 20 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; five sisters, Rosa, Helen, Carmen, Mary, and Ramoncita (May); one brother, Bernabe; two sons, Richard Baca and Fermin Baca; and a great-grandson, Chris Michael Zamarripa. Carmen Vasquez Reyna 75, of Lubbock passed away on March 15, 2012. Carmen was born on July 8, 1936, in Kerens to Ramon and Isidra Vasquez. She grew up in Lubbock, then married Esequiel Alejandro Reyna on Sept. 16, 1952. Carmen served the Lord faithfully her entire life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alejandro Reyna; her brother, Benjamin; her sisters, Rosa, Mary, Mabel and Elena; and her great-grandson, Sebastian Lee Reyna. She is survived by one daughter, Sandra Adame (Ramon); three sons, Alex Reyna (Delia), Abel Reyna, and Albert Reyna (Velma); sisters, Rachel Baca and Isabel Vargas; one brother, Juan Vasquez; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Alex Reyna Jr., Robert Watson, Peter Vargas, Chris Anderson, Carlos Marrero Martha Medina, 81, of Lubbock passed away on March 18, 2012. She was born on March 11, 1931, in Brownsville, and was married to Augustine Medina in Lubbock. He passed away in 1987. Those left to cherish her memories are eight daughters, Alicia Syska of Colorado Springs, Colo., Martha Medina of Albuquerque, N.M., Diana Torres of Lubbock, Gloria Canales of California, Ortencia Gonzales, Augustina Rendon and Mercedes Medina, all of McAllen, and Sylvia Medina of Arizona; two sons, Robert and Augustine Jr. of Lubbock; siblings, Olivia Ramirez, Stella Esparza, Mauricio Trejo and Ida Hernandez; 20 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

To everything there is a season, a time to every purpose under the sun… ECCL 3:18.

Guadalupe Anciso, 78, of Lubbock passed away on March 20, 2012. She was born Dec 10, 1933. She leaves to cherish her memory five sons, Richard, David, Martin, Adolfo, and Robert Anciso; five daughters, Ramona Hunley, Sophia Anciso, Rosita Ward, Amelia Carillo, and Olivia Anciso; hugging some 26 grandchildren; fleein 22 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Rudy Joe Barron, 45, passed away February 29, 2012. Rudy was born February 23, 1967 in Lubbock to Pete and Alicia Barron. He graduated from Dunbar High and later married Patricia Lynn Reyes on June 30, 1995 in Lubbock. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Lynn Barron of Lubbock; his mother, Alicia Perez of Lubbock; one son, Rudy Barron, Jr. of Lubbock; two daughters, Melissa Barron and Rebecca Barron both of Lubbock; two brothers, Rocky Barron of Dallas, David Barron of Lubbock; one sister, Dora Barron of Lubbock; one granddaughter, Aniah Barron of Lubbock. He was preceded in death by his father, Pete Barron. Margarita Berumen, 80, of Lubbock passed away on February 29, 2012. Margarita was born on February 22, 1932 in Teocaltiche, Jalisco, Mexico to Martin and Maria Gonzales. She married David Berumen in 1948 and together they began raising their family. She is survived by her husband, David Berumen; 11 children, Janie Sanchez, Maria Garza, Elias Berumen, Aurora Jones, Joe Berumen, Rosa Garcia, Mary Lou Ledesma, Josie Morales, Tony Berumen, Johnny Berumen and Norma Alexander; 26 grandchildren; and 20 greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter; Cuca Berumen. Juanita Ruth Campbell, 79, of Lubbock passed away on March 13, 2012. Juanita was born on October 11, 1932, in Sagerton, TX, to S.A. and Essie B. Gibson. She married George Wendell Campbell on December 22, 1950, in Lubbock County. She was an accomplished artist and a member of Oakwood Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, George Wendell of Lubbock; one daughter, Sherry Bonita York of Lubbock; one son, Garry L. Campbell and his wife Bonnie of Lufkin; grandchildren, Courtney and T.J. Williams; three great-grandchildren, Nevaeh, Skylar and Gauge, all of Lufkin; two brothers, Jack Gibson and his wife Myrtie of Lockney, and Horace Gibson and his wife Bobbie of Gladewater; and one sister, Barbara Dunnam and her husband Raymond of Friendswood. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Billy Gibson. Victor Pena, 72, of Wolfforth passed away on March 23, 2012. He was born March 6, 1940. He married Lucia Garza Oct. 6, 1958 in Seguin, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Lucia; seven sons; five daughters; three brothers; two sisters; 27 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mom; dad; daughter; two brothers; and a sister.

Ray Escobar, 86, of Lubbock passed away on March 18, 2012. Ray was born on Jan. 6, 1926 in Benjamin, TX to William and Amalia Escobar. He graduated from Benjamin High School in 1946. Ray married Idella Acosta on August 2, 1947. Ray was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Macias, and three brothers, Bill, Phillip and Bo Escobar, all of California. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Idella; one daughter, Janie Esparza and husband Robert of Lubbock; one son, Charles Escobar and wife Annette of Lubbock; four grandchildren, Emily Esparza, and Michelle, Trisha and Anthony Escobar; three sisters, Martha Palacios of Sunland, CA, Betty Martinez of LaCrensena, CA, and Esther Cano of Incline Village, NV; two brothers, Ralph Escobar of San Antonio and Henry Escobar of Tunjunga, CA; as well as numerous other family. Telesforo M. De La Cruz 65 of Lubbock, passed away on March 12, 2012. He was born May 9, 1946 in Alamo Texas to Antonio and Angelita De La Cruz. Telesforo married the former Ernestina Herrera on December 7, 1968 in California. Mr. De La Cruz is survived by his wife Ernestina of 43 years, and by his sons Carlos(Vicky) of Crowley, David (Monique) of Arlington, Jaime (Helen) of Lubbock, daughter Andrea De La Cruz of Austin. His brothers include, Antonio (Cristina), Juan (Mary), Alfredo (Norma), Fernando, Jose Salvador (Mary) and Ricardo (Yolanda) De La Cruz. His sisters are, Guadalupe (Robert) Vitela, Consuelo (Everado) Rodriguez, Gloria Elena (Rene) Vasquez, Janie Ramos, Noemi Galvan. He also leaves behind 10 grandchildren to cherish his memory. He was preceded in death by his father, Antonio and his sister, Angelica. Mr. De La Cruz was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Reginaldo Fernandez 49, of Lubbock passed away on March 1, 2012. He was born July 4, 1962, in Mexico to Pedro and Juanita (Villareal) Fernandez. Reginaldo was employed by L.P. Brown as a warehouse manager and was a Catholic by faith. His memory will be cherished by Bobby Fernandez; brothers, Roland, Fernando, Pete, Ariel, Robert and Arnold Fernandez; sister, Marisela Hernandez; six nephews; six nieces; and his employees. John C. Flores, 85, of Lubbock passed away on March 1, 2012. John was born on Sept. 16, 1926, in Colorado City, Texas, to Jose and Maria Flores. He began his life with wife Isabel in 1967; they moved to Lubbock in 1971. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was the best of all. He was a member of the First Latin American Four Square Church of Lubbock. He was a faithful servant of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is survived by his wife, Isabel; six children, Katie Erbes, Fred Flores, Barbara Morado, Gerald Flores, John Darrin Flores and Steve Flores; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and four siblings, Jose Flores, Mary Arredondo, Ester Hernandez and Phillip Rodarte. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; Amancio and Pablo Flores; four sisters, Tavita Saldana, Jovita Montes, Rebecca Castillo and Ester Felon; and one son, John Paul Flores.

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Rosa T. Cavazos, 88, of Lubbock passed away on February 13, 2012. Mrs. Cavazos was born on Sept. 16, 1923 to Trinidad and Maria Torres in Harlingen, Texas. She married Jose Cavazos on Jan. 26, 1942 in Raymondville. He passed away on Sept. 20, 1989. Mrs. Cavazos worked for TTU for 13 years in custodial services. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Helen Salgado; and daughter-in- law, Lillie Cavazos. Those left to cherish her memories are sons, Noe Cavazos of Lubbock, Ruben (Gretchen) Cavazos of Baraboo, Wis., Roberto (Maria) Cavazos, and Ruben Jr. (Michelle) Cavazos of Lubbock; sisters, Trina Perez and Socorro Martinez, both of Harlingen; 16 grandchildren and several greatand great-great-grandchildren. Mariano Gomez, Sr., 70, of Lubbock passed away on March 5, 2012. He was born August 16, 1941 in El Huisache, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, to Atilano and Dionisia Gomez. He married Lucia Gomez October 27, 1961 and celebrated their Golden Anniversary in October 2011. Mariano is survived by his wife, Lucia Gomez; children, Mario Gomez of Lubbock, Mariano Gomez and wife Elena of Austin, Sylvia Gomez Vela and husband Manuel of San Antonio, and Pablo Gomez and wife Brenda of Pflugerville; 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and his siblings Jose Gomez, Victor Gomez, and Mary Flores, all Piedad Patsy Villegas Hernandez, 77, of Lubbock passed away on March 13, 2012. Piedad lived in Lubbock for over 35 years, attending Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Piedad was preceded in death by her brothers, Joe Villegas, Adan Villegas and Charlie Villegas, and sisters, Louise Thiel and Eva Dezerne. Those left to cherish her memories are her son, Roberto Olivarez (Terry) of El Paso; daughters, Ofelia Zamora Ward of Portland, Ore., and Lupita Alvarez-Metzger (Aaron) of Manitou Springs, Colo.; brother, Robert Villegas; sister, Janie Castillo; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Benjamin M. Hernandez 63, of Lubbock, passed away on March 3, 2012. He was born to the late Frank and Susie Hernandez July 28, 1949, in Basin, Wyo. Benjamin grew up in Munday, Texas, and married Rosa Nunez December 19, 1972, in Lubbock. He was affectionately known as V-vet and distinguished himself while serving our country as a U.S. Army soldier during the Vietnam conflict and was a retired soldier. He received many honors including the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, to name a few. Big Ben was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Hernandez. He is survived by his wife, Rosa; one daughter, Alexi Hernandez; eight sons, Chris, Anthony, Eric, Benjamin Jr., Darin, Rocky, Danny, and Gabriel; 20 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Janie Lopez LUBBOCK-Our beloved mom has finally found her peace after suffering from her illness for years on March 14, 2012. Mom is now smiling from Heaven and will be missed, but she has left us with precious memories that will fill our hearts forever. A rosary service will be held tonight in Guajardo Funeral Chapels at 7 p.m. Janie was born to the late Brigido and Mercedes Barboza on Feb. 9, 1935, in Maxwell. She was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Grace and was the founder and first


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Memorial Eddie Anaya 12/29/52-4/7/10 Time has come and gone -- it’s been 2 years now. It’s said that time heals, but the ache and pain in our hearts remains. The emptiness you left behind is still heartbreaking. The tears are still too easy coming. Our dreams of you are still so vivid. Even though new memories are now created, we cherish the old ones even more. Our lives have changed forever, but our love for you will always be the same. And still we pray and thank our Lord for letting you--our Angel-- keep watching over us. We love you and miss you so much! In Loving Memory, Familia Anaya Memorial

Joe "Nacho" Vasquez

Jan. 11, 1939 to April 2, 2008 Everyday in some small way Memories of you come our way. Though absent, you are always near Still missed, loved and always dear. Love always, Joe, Tony, Monica and Lori


Juan Castro Jr.

To our beloved Juan Castro Jr., remembering your birthday, April 2, 1927, and the day you went to heavan, May 11, 2001 - your other birthday. Everything has a beginning and an end - my love for you will never end.

Your loving wife, Fidencia Silva-Castro

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Fotos y Recuerdos - Alla y Aquí Magic 93.7 Bridal & Quinceañera Expo

The Magic 93.7 crew were all smiles as they posed for the camera.

Smiles and excitement filled the air as they went to each booth to gather information.

Families came out together to help prepare and gather more ideas for their special events.

These ladies were ready to look at the quinceañera and bridal accessories.

Mayors Cornbread & Bean Luncheon Benefitting Hospice

People from the community enjoyed cornbread, beans, and tea for lunch all for a good cause.

Amaris Garcia and Dr. Frank Ryburn posed for the camera.

Businesses and advocates were there to support the event.

Community leaders were there to step up and volunteer at the annual event.

Girl Scouts 100th Birthday Celebration


Zenaida Gonzales and Janie Gonzales were ready to celebrate with the other girls and women.

Mom prepared to lead by example, and support their daughters become great leaders.

Girl Scout leaders were excited to participate in a special event.

Mary Keeney, Mary Deanda, Bonnie Kirk, and Veronica Estrada

Outback Steak Dinner Benefitting the Boy & Girl Clubs of Lubbock

The Robertsons posed with Timmy Barron Youth of the Year.

Many past and current members, along with business and community leaders were eager to assist with the annual event.

All smiles as these members had the chance to meet board members.

Thanks to all the sponsors.

Visit our website at to view all of the photos from each event! Latino Lubbock Magazine's mission: "Provide Lubbock news from a Latino perspective for the emerging voice of Lubbock with objectivity, professionalism, cultural understanding, and accuracy; and, give Latinos a publication by, about, and for them that they can take pride in; and, the community a tool for better understanding and for dialogue."

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Pete Ruiz gathers his daughters for a quick picture.

Joseph Mendez and Ashish Pandey ate all of their steak dinner and agreed it was great!

Mr. & Mrs Alex Martinez supporting the event.

ALSCO Uniforms and Linens sponsored the event.

Retiro Para Mujeres

Smiling for the camera before the speaker.

Lupe Martinez welcomes the attendees.


Boy & Girl Clubs of Lubbock

Women of all ages shared the Word of God.

Church friends take time for a photo.

Women's 2012 Lent Retreat

Nancy Morales, Ofelia Hinojosa, and Dolores Leija.

Silvia and Josie enjoyed the retreat.

Nettie Gloria, Susie Fernandez, and Maria Rosales take time to say "hi".

Con familia - the family members shared the Lent retreat together.

Feast of St. Joseph

Con buen amigos en la celebrac�on de St. Josephs.

The group enjoyed visiting with others as they sat for fellowship

Beautiful couples supporting their church community.

The Mendozas elebrating with family, friends and spiritual leaders.

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Fotos y Recuerdos - Alla y AquĂ­ Our Lady of Grace & St. John Neumann Fundraiser

Many attended the annual event with friends and family including Helen Esquivel and Ismael Ramirez

Mom and daughter went for a cruise, LOL, over to the wall with a great photo of a 55 Chevy.

A quick smile for the camera, before guest returned to the dance floor to dance the night away.

Jesse Garza welcoming Latino Lubbock Magazine to the event.

Say Poodle Skirts! And malt shops. Many were dressed in their favorite 50s fashions and having a great time!

The Reynas waited for their favorite song before the made it to the dance floor.

Juan Prado con Mary Gaona.

Taking a moment from cooking and eating to pose for the camera.

Everyone enjoyed the meal.

Esther and Noe DeLeon take a moment from eating to smile for the camera.

The Falcons - "Say Cheese!"

Way to go to all the coaches!

50s Dance and Sock Hop

Couples, like the Esquivels enjoyed the evening.

KOC #8097 Fish Fry


Men from the Knights of Columbus prepared the fish for the fry.

LYFL Superbowl Ring Ceremony

Bengals posed at the ring ceremony.

The Texans take a quick moment to take a picture.

Visit our website at to view all of the photos from each event! Latino Lubbock Magazine's mission: "Provide Lubbock news from a Latino perspective for the emerging voice of Lubbock with objectivity, professionalism, cultural understanding, and accuracy; and, give Latinos a publication by, about, and for them that they can take pride in; and, the community a tool for better understanding and for dialogue."

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The Texans team photo (Photos by Amaris Garcia)

The Buccaneers posed for the camera.

The Falcons smiled for the camera.

The Saints team photo.

Receiving their Superbowl Rings

The Redskins smiled for the camera.

The Longhorns team picture.

The Colts say cheese.


LYFL - Let the Celebration Continue

The Longhorns are all smiles.

Dixie Little League Opening Ceremony

The Blue Jays smiled for a team photo.

The teams were anxious to start playing ball.

The Red Sox smiled for the camera.

Families all came out for the Dixie Little League opening ceremony.

Holi Festival of Color at Texas Tech

Many students were eager to participate in the Holi Festival. (Photos by Rosario Smith)

The Holi Festival was held to show the colors of spring.

Friends of all backgrounds attended.

Guns up with colors.

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Texas Sports Report With Mando Reyna

he saying goes T that April showers bring May

flowers, and in the sports world that is definitely true. What starts in April goes a long way to establish how the rest of the sports year goes for both of America’s pastimes. The Rangers start their journey on what is unheard of attempt to win the NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS: South Plains College Won NJCAA Bas- American League pennant for a ketball National Championship in Kansas! Congratulations from Latino Lubbock Maga- third year in a row. They do so with the free agent loss to their rivals the zine! (Photo by Wes Underwood) Los Angeles Angels, last seasons starting pitcher C.J. Wilson. They did counter that maneuver with the signing of the premier pitcher acquired out of Japan, Yu Darvish after a lengthy and expensive process earlier this year. Although they do not play this month, they will face their other nemesis the New York Yankees, later on this month in a midweek home stand. Darvish has yet to solidly identify himself so far in spring training, but his performances have been improving. If he is to make a difference it will not be this month, but more like June unless the management feels confident enough to let him out early. Now we can say that yes they can still score KICK INTERNATIONAL /WAKO TEAM USA STATS: Athletes from area of Plainview ,Amarillo, and Lubbock prepare for kick boxing competition.

runs, but someone will need to make an impact from the highly thought of prospects in their farm system. Sure Josh Hamilton and Michael Young are pretty much solid, but expect to hear some new names like Mendoca, Olt, as the season progresses. It’s a blessing to have another opportunity. The beginning of this years NFL season officially starts this month with the draft on the 26th, which falls on a prime time night for the second consecutive year. Both Texas teams have some serious defensive needs they need to fill, and they are hoping the draft is a good place to start to fill in the pieces. Houston lost their former first round pick, defensive end Mario Williams to the Buffalo Bills in free agency. Puzzling that they did not resign what many thought was the best defensive player they had, but to also trade off starting linebacker DeMeco Ryans and a third round draft pick to the Philadelphia Eagles for a third and fourth round pick. The salary cap must have been a real problem for them to lose two quality players to only get draft picks in return. With those losses one would think they would have to target a defensive player in the early rounds, most mock draft picks have them acquiring a wide receiver with their


Tip: Now a days you can get all the information you could ever want because it is in the palm of your hand. The reason is because you can find a free app or buy one on your phone that will break down everything step by step. You can now video your golf swing and draw all of these lines that you have no clue what they mean and also see what your swing looks like next to a favorite professional so you can swing like him or her. I also have some ocean front property I would like to sell you too! Be careful of what REPRESENTING: Gold winner Anselmo Martinez of Brownfield, TX. The other Gold went to Koa Fonseca of Merritt Land, Florida. Coming Home with the Silver was Christopher Salinas of Plainview, TX; Nancy Garcia of San Angelo, TX; Jimmy Wilson of Washington, D.C. Coming home with Bronze was Chris Tramell of Amarillo, TX; Shannon Mortan of Lubbock, TX; Albert Garcia of San Angelo, TX. Not Placing were Javier Minjarez of Plainview, TX; and Johnny Lindor of Hollywood, Florida; and Kegan Otey of Deltona Florida. Team will be going to Brazil in December, they hope to take 30 athletes to represent TEAM USA.

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you purchase and just break down and seek out the proper instruction. There is not a video out there that can replace what the eye can catch better. I may be old school when it comes to technology but you cannot replace to true art of a golf swing or knowledge one has of it with a self help video or phone app. Editor's Note: Jimmy Saenz is head pro and general manager for Stonegate Golf Course.

1st Our Lady Queen of the Apostles Men’s Club Golf Tournament Swing for a Cure Sunday, April 29, 2012 At the Meadowbrook Golf Course GOLF TOURNAMENT!!! � Four Man Scramble~Longest Benefits go to Relay For Life & K Of C Charities � Drive~Closest to the Pin � Lunch Buffet & Range Balls - 11 am 4 Man Scramble $400 Per Team Or � Shotgun Start - 1 pm $ 375.00 Per Team Pre-Registered And Paid Knights Of Columbus Council 11807 Our Lady Of Guadalupe & Leigh's Lions

Men, Women, Sons and Daughters Includes: Green Fee, Cart & Free Green Fee Certificate Meal: Brisket Plate & Beverages Awards: 2 Flights – 1st & 2nd Place Cash Award 3rd Place Tournament Exemption, Longest Drive, Closes To Pin Saturday, April 21st, 2012 At Meadowbrook Golf Course – Canyon, 601 Municipal Drive (Mackenzie Park) Register: 7:15 am, Tee Time:8 am Shotgun Start Contact: David Estrada,

831-684; Herman Hernandez, 789-3433; JChris Gidding, (210)544-3379

Everyone invited~Single Players will be paired up to make teams Teams of 4 Players-$60.00 per player Awards For 1st, 2nd, 3rd, And Last Place Award Ceremony immediately following. Contact Information: Albert Villegas 806-241-3086 Robert Lee Villegas 806-392-6729

first pick. The Dallas Cowboys had defensive problems throughout last year and they have already taken steps to help remedy that problem. They have released veteran cornerback Terrance Newman due to both production and salary cap reasons and signed cornerback Brandon Carr free agent from Cleveland. They do have the number 14 pick in the first round, but with their history do not be surprised if they trade down a spot or two to gain some extra picks. Make no mistake; the reason the Cowboys find themselves needing so much help defensively and on the offensive line, is because they have not drafted well in past years drafts. Do not expect Jerry to relinquish his GM duties, so all the Cowboy faithful will again be holding their breath and crossing their fingers hoping he makes the right choices this time around. April also is the month when new NCAA champions are crowned, with the big game on the 2nd, and also the month when the NBA playoffs start. Yes, April is when everything starts again, and this year is no different. Happy Easter!

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Meadowbrook Golf Course Begins at 8 am, 9 am Shotgun Start Golf Team Packages are as followed: $300 Includes 4 golf entries and 2 Value Cards $100 Large Sign is displayed at hole $75 For Individual Golfer $20 For Value Card which includes 3 Mulligan's, 1 Raffle Ticket, and 1chance @ Putting Challenge Various contests • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Team Awards • 50/50 Drawing • Raffle Drawings Each Player Receives: BBQ Lunch · Ice Cold Beverage of choice · Green Fees and Cart · Goody Bag · Unlimited Driving Range For any information please contact: (813) 393-6625--Corey Kollister

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